East End Chronicles
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East End Chronicles

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 014101718X
  • 9780141017181
  • 677,363

About Ed Glinert

Ed Glinert was born in Dalston, east London. he is the author of The Literary Guide to London and The London Compendium and leads a variety of walking tours around London. His fascination with people and place, the bizarre and the arcane, coupled with his forensic gift for digging out obscure stoires, is perfectly suited to this uniquely intriguing place.
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Rating details

34 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 12% (4)
4 59% (20)
3 24% (8)
2 3% (1)
1 3% (1)

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It could have been a fascinating book steeped in the rich tales of the East End but turns out to be a bit of a disappointment. Inconsistencies in the style of writing combine with conjectures that appear to be unfounded (there is a bibliography at the back but no texts are cited when specific claims are made) to create a substandard history. It is entertaining in portions but not enough to buy it.show more
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