On Brick Lane
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On Brick Lane

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Brick Lane today is a place of extremes - a street that's constantly reinventing itself. Blending history and reportage with personal testimony and urban myths, and interspersing these with maps and photography, On Brick Lane is a one-of-a-kind chronicle of one of London's most remarkable streets.

Bringing to life the memories and realities of Brick Lane's many communities, Rachel Lichtenstein harnesses the voices of the famous, the infamous and the obscure, merging memoir, reportage, poetry, photography and local history. The result is as vibrant and fascinating as the neighbourhood it so movingly celebrates.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 255g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and White photographs throughout
  • 0141018518
  • 9780141018515
  • 260,927

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A collage of beady-eyed topographical study, family history and oral testimony... an intriguing, vivid memorial * Seven/ Telegraph * ...a comprehensive, deeply researched portrait of the street... affectionate, absorbing * New Statesman * ...a comprehensive, deeply researched portrait of the street... affectionate, absorbing * New Statesman *
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About Rachel Lichtenstein

Rachel Lichtenstein is the author of Estuary as well as Rodinsky's Room (co-authored with Iain Sinclair), Rodinsky's Whitechapel, Keeping Pace, A Little Dust Whispered, On Brick Lane, and Diamond Street. She trained as a sculptor, and has exhibited her work in several British and international venues, including the Whitechapel Gallery, the Barbican, the British Library, Woodstreet Galleries in Pittsburgh in the USA, and the Jerusalem Theatre in Israel. From 2002 to 2004, she was the British Library's first Pearson Creative Research Fellow.
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115 ratings
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4 43% (49)
3 29% (33)
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