"In 1963, Julia Trevelyan Oman beginning making a name for herself as a set designer for BBC television, but was finding the job rather uninteresting. Armed with a camera she took to the streets of the Clapham Junction and took candid photographs of the working-class and immigrant children that lived there. She had the idea for a book, but didn’t know anyone that could write captions for it. When she showed the pictures to Richard Sadler at Constable, he connected her with B. S. Johnson. Little did she know what she was in for."