Robert Roberts (author)

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Robert Roberts (1905–1974) was an English teacher and writer.[1]


Roberts was born in the slums of Salford. For many years, his parents ran the corner shop, selling everyday necessities to the often very poor customers. His books The Classic Slum and A Ragged Schooling reflect his experiences there. The books have been hailed as classics of working class autobiography.




  1. ^ Davies, Andrew. "Roberts, Robert". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/61606.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)