‘Succeeds brilliantly in dismantling casual assumptions about the drudgery of cleaning – and about the kinds of people who do it for a living.’ – THE GUARDIAN
‘A jaw-dropping investigation’ – THE BOOKSELLER
‘A great book, well researched, funny and poignant. I loved it.’ – KIT DE WAAL
Dishing the Dirt tells the story of house cleaners for the first time. Journalist Nick Duerden spoke to joyful cleaners, slave labourers, women who dust nude for men, gay cleaners, and butlers running the homes of millionaires. What were their stories? And how do they see their clients?