East End Chronicles

East End Chronicles

Paperback (29 Jun 2006) | English

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Synopsis

The East End: Roman burial ground, medieval rubbsih tip, Victorian hell hole, WW2 bombing aarget, 21st century gentrification template. Always a rum place, the industrial revolution replaced rose bushes and hedgerows with metallic roads and iron railways, mud banks gve way to deeo-water docks and sweatshops. East End Chronicles tells the story of this part of London tht has always enthralled writers and readers through the bizarre, the unusual, the arcane and the mysterious. Chapters on the Silk Weavers of Spitalfields; Docks, Dockers and River Pirates; Murder and Mayhem on the Radcliffe Highway; Myths and MytHmakers; The Blitz and Bombs; The Jewish Ghetto and more reveal the real underbelly of the history of the East End.

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Penguin Books

Penguin Books

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141017181
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.15
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 325
Weight: 246g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 20mm