chapter  5
How they’ve fared in education: Harry’s literacy practices
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As we did not want to impose our own descriptions of him, right at the end of the research we asked him for a description of himself. He was reluctant to write anything down; nevertheless he was happy to talk and the interviewer wrote it down as he spoke; every so often he was read back what had been written and then he would add more detail. This description is given in his pen-sketch in Aside 5.1; all the words are his words. When asked how he would describe himself physically, Harry was at a loss for a while and then he said, I’d be lost in a crowd of three. Nondescript.