Olive Stevenson – Reflections on a Life in Social Work (2013)

Social Policy and the Doris Day Fan

olive stevensonThis is an unusual entry for this blog. It is customary for me to write about fiction and make connections with social work and justice that the artist has highlighted for me.  So, what can I learn from reading about actual social work?  I picked up Olive Stevenson’s memoir because it was to be discussed at the Social Work Book Group, an endeavour that excites me and (with candour similar to Olive’s) of which I am slightly jealous.  It is unlikely that I would have read it without that prompt.

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