EAST END CHRONICLES Three Hundred Years of Mystery and Mayhem

Author: Glinert (Ed)
Year: 2005
Publisher: Allen Lane
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9780713997743
Price: 7.00
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Hardback. The East End: Roman burial ground, medieval rubbish tip, Victorian hell hole, WW2 bombing target, 21st century gentrification template. Always a rum place, the industrial revolution replaced the rose bushes and hedgerows with metallic roads and iron railways, the mud banks gave way to deep-water docks and sweatshops. East End Chronicles will tell the story of this part of London that 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; Mystics and Myth-Makers; The Blitz and Bombs; The Jewish Ghetto and more reveal the underbelly of the history of the East End. Includes the most notorious criminal of all, Jack the Ripper - for whose murders the book contains an intriguing 'new' theory. With Bibliog. and Index. 325pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. F. in F. protected dw. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage if shipped overseas.

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