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Danielle West

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Danielle West was born in a suburb of Boston, Ma. She has lived in forts in the woods, cardboard boxes on the streets of Toronto and in fancy high rise flats in London. An avid reader she could always find solace, adventure or distraction in a good book no matter how empty her pockets were.

Danielle has been a go-go dancer for Boston punk bands, helped start the UK's first roller derby league (the London Rollergirls who are still going strong) and has competed professionally in mixed martial arts all over the world. She enjoys making soap, singing badly at karaoke, diving and writing stories that people enjoy reading.

She has written articles for Rough Magazine, Fighters Only and Train Hard Fight Easy. This is her first novel.

Average rating: 4.27 · 11 ratings · 5 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
All Change Please

4.27 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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“Fear of the mob is a superstitious fear. It is based on the idea that there is some mysterious, fundamental difference between rich and poor, as though they were two different races, like Negroes and white men. But in reality there is no such difference. The mass of the rich and the poor are differentiated by their incomes and nothing else, and the average millionaire is only the average dishwasher dressed in a new suit. Change places, and handy dandy, which is the justice, which is the thief? Everyone who has mixed on equal terms with the poor knows this quite well. But the trouble is that intelligent, cultivated people, the very people who might be expected to have liberal opinions, never do mix with the poor. For what do the majority of educated people know about poverty?”
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“It is worth saying something about the social position of beggars, for when one has consorted with them, and found that they are ordinary human beings, one cannot help being struck by the curious attitude that society takes towards them. People seem to feel that there is some essential difference between beggars and ordinary 'working' men. They are a race apart--outcasts, like criminals and prostitutes. Working men 'work', beggars do not 'work'; they are parasites, worthless in their very nature. It is taken for granted that a beggar does not 'earn' his living, as a bricklayer or a literary critic 'earns' his. He is a mere social excrescence, tolerated because we live in a humane age, but essentially despicable.

Yet if one looks closely one sees that there is no ESSENTIAL difference between a beggar's livelihood and that of numberless respectable people. Beggars do not work, it is said; but, then, what is WORK? A navvy works by swinging a pick. An accountant works by adding up figures.
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