East End chronicles

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Allen Lane, 2005 - Social Science - 325 pages
3 Reviews
From Medieval melting - pot to Victorian hellhole, Blitz bombing target to modern gentrification template, the East End has always been London's mysterious alter - ego, with an identity unlike anywhere else. East End Chronicles tells the dark, unusual and arcane stories of this curious area as they have never been told before, bringing it to life through the streets and characters - both well known and obscure - that have given the East End its identity through the centuries. Here is a place of mystics and mythmakers, crime and squalor, excess and transgression; a tight - knit community set apart from the rest of the city because of the industries that the rest of London didn't want; that absorbed wave upon wave of immigrants seeking shelter from persecution; that provided fertile terrain for political activists and philanthropists, as well as conmen, card sharps, extortionists, opium addicts, gangsters and the most notorious criminal of all, Jack the Ripper - for whose murders East End Chronicles contains an intriguing new theory.

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User Review  - Mel - Goodreads

This book is a popular history that is definitely sensationalising the history of the East End. It's not presented in a chronological fashion, but each chapter looks at a specific area of the past ... Read full review

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User Review  - Thamrong - Goodreads

The strange 300 years history of East London from the formation of East India Company. Place where I spent 4 bloody years of my schooling. Read full review

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