Will there ever again be a time when to be white, working-class and English is regarded as interesting?

In the nineteenth century, the lower orders (then overwhelmingly white) were almost as popular a subject for novelists as the Downton Abbey school. The works of Dickens, Hardy, the Brontës and George Eliot were filled with memorable working-class characters, whose origins, struggles and ambitions to better themselves, or simply to survive, held the reading public rapt.