Watch our conversation with author and active Quaker, Jennifer Kavanagh.
We spoke to Jennifer about her latest book, Let Me Take You By The Hand. The book is a fascinating insight into life on the streets of London today, sharing stories told by those who live and work on them.
We ask Jennifer about the inspiration that sits behind the book and the process of collecting the stories. She shares insights on the structural factors and policy failings that are causing homelessness in the UK, and what urgent actions are needed to bring about positive change.
About Jennifer Kavanagh
Jennifer worked in publishing for nearly thirty years, the last fourteen as an independent literary agent.
Since becoming a Quaker in 1995, and selling her business a couple of years later, she has run a community centre in London’s East End, worked with street homeless people and refugees, set up microcredit programmes in London and several African countries, and worked as a research associate for the Prison Reform Trust.
Having worked with writers for almost thirty years in her publishing career, Jennifer is now engaged in her own writing.
You can purchase Let Me Take You By The Hand from the Quaker Bookshop.