“I first worked with Alexis in my mid-20s when we both ran departments at The Guardian and I was in utter awe at her skills as a writer and editor. The fact that she agreed to help research and sub-edit this book was my very great good fortune.

“There is no one who could have done a better job at knocking me and the copy into shape or who could have helped with everything from tidying grammar to shoring me up when the process became daunting – which it frequently did”

Mary O’Hara
Author, Austerity Bites