A Life More Noble
What does it mean to live a noble life?
A new book about Victorian social reformer, Octavia Hill, sets out to find some answers. The Octavia Foundation takes its name from Octavia Hill and all the profits from the book will fund our work in west and central London.
With contributions from Octavia Housing residents and staff members alongside high-profile contributors such as Ian Hislop, the Rt Hon. Alan Johnson MP, Tamsin Greig, Deborah Meaden and Grayson Perry, A Life More Noble marks the 150th anniversary of Octavia buying her first property to let to poor Londoners.
It explores a phrase Octavia used to describe her ambition in life: to ‘make individual life noble, homes happy and family life good’.
Is that mission still relevant 150 years on?
Maxine Peake says:
"The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer - we need a modern-day Octavia to get us back on track."
Visit lifemorenoble.co.uk to find out more. Don't forget to watch the trailer too!