Spitalfields Life: In the Midst of Life I Woke to Find Myself Living in an Old House Beside Brick Lane in the East End of London (Hardback)
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Spitalfields Life: In the Midst of Life I Woke to Find Myself Living in an Old House Beside Brick Lane in the East End of London (Hardback)

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"I am going to write every single day and tell you about my life here in Spitalfields at the heart of London..." Drawing comparisons with Pepys, Mayhew and Dickens, the gentle author of Spitalfields Life has gained an extraordinary following in recent years, by writing hundreds of lively pen portraits of the infinite variety of people who live and work in the East End of London. Everything you seek in London can be found here - street life, street art, markets, diverse food, immigrant culture, ancient houses and history, pageants and parades, rituals and customs, traditional trades and old family businesses. Spend a night in the bakery at St John, ride the rounds with the Spitalfields milkman, drop in to the Golden Heart for a pint, meet a fourth-generation paper bag seller, a mudlark who discovers treasure in the river Thames, a window cleaner who sees ghosts and a master bell-founder whose business started in 1570. Join the bunny girls for their annual reunion, visit the wax sellers of Wentworth Street and discover the site of Shakespeare's first theatre. All of human life is here in Spitalfields Life.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444703955
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 807 g
Dimensions: 207 x 161 x 45 mm

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“All Life is Here....”

This is a beautiful, both in it's physical layout and writing, and sometimes moving collection of stories from all aspects of Spitalfields, East End London.
It is like a modern day Pepys or Dickens, with it... More

Hardback edition
27th May 2012
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“London Life”

This beautiful book is jam-packed with snippets of London life in all its variety and glory, all taken from The Gentle Author’s ‘Spitalfields Life’ blog.

Interviews with locals at work and rest combine memories and... More

Hardback edition
26th March 2012
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