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Our East End Piers Dudgeon

Our East End By Piers Dudgeon

Our East End by Piers Dudgeon

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A fascinating oral history of life in London's East End - the first title in our Disappearing Britain series

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Our East End: Memories of Life in Disappearing Britain by Piers Dudgeon

This oral history of London's East End spans the period after the First World War to the upsurge of prosperity at the beginning of the 60s - a time which saw fresh waves of immigrants in the area, the Fascist marches of the 30s and its spirited recovery after virtual obliteration during the Blitz. Piers Dudgeon has listened to dozens of people who remember this fiercely proud quarter to record their real-life experiences of what it was like before it was fashionable to buy a home in the Docklands. They talk of childhood and education, of work and entertainment, of family, community values, health, politics, religion and music. Their stories will make you laugh and cry. It is people's own memories that make history real and this engrossing book captures them vividly.

Our East End Reviews

'The sheer variety of perspectives offered here reflects the multifarious, somewhat exhausting, nature of life in theEast End. Even so, Dudgeon's book leaves your curiosity piqued not sated' -- Observer 'A wonderful book' -- Barbra Windsor '[Piers] manages to capture and vividly portray the different strata and shifting population of this now forgotten world. This book is highly enjoyable, a tremendous read and makes a most significant contribution to the developing history of London' -- Paul Doherty

About Piers Dudgeon

Piers Dudgeon is a writer, editor and photographer. Born in 1949, he worked for ten years as a publisher in London and then started his own company, publishing a number of bestsellers with authors as diverse as Daphne du Maurier, John Fowles, Edward de Bono, Shirley Conran and Susan Hill. Since 1989 he has worked as a journalist and written nine works of non-fiction. In 1993 he moved with his wife and three children to a village on the North Yorkshire moors, where he is setting up a residential school for writers and artists.

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Our East End: Memories of Life in Disappearing Britain by Piers Dudgeon
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Headline Publishing Group
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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