Sometimes harrowing, always interesting

Invisible - A Diary of Rough Sleeping in Britain - Andrew Fraser

Centred on Andrew Fraser’s personal account of being homeless on the streets of London, this book guides us across the mountainous landscape of friendship, anger, frustration and absolute freedom from fear. Fraser’s diary was previously published on an online blog. Between these biographical writings are articles about homelessness across the UK, activism and changes in the law that affect the lives of rough sleepers and those in temporary accommodation. We are treated to success stories and displays of the power of community action, so the book is far from entirely grim reading. But Fraser’s life is gritty and while the friendships he forms on the street are powerful, his losses are equally profound. An enlightening read for those of us lucky enough not to have fallen quite so far.