East End Tales (Quick Reads)

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9780141034942: East End Tales (Quick Reads)

Born into a traditional East End family in Bethnal Green, Gilda O'Neill grew up in a world most of us associate with chirpy cockneys, pub knees-ups, legendary criminals and the Dickensian underworld. Her nan had a pie and mash shop, her grandfather was a tug skipper on the Thames and her great-uncle was the minder for a gambling den. In East End Tales, Gilda O'Neill has gathered together her memories and personal recollections of East Enders to bring us stories of unbelievable hardship and devastating change; yet also of great pride, kindness, courage, resilience and humour. These tales of yesterday provide a fascinating commentary on our ideas of community today, and tell, with wit, warmth and emotion, the real story of life in London's East End.

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Every page is a delight. Every chapter made vivid by a writer who has poured heart and soul into her book (On My East End Daily Mail )

'A patchwork of fascinating memories about London's East End during the Second World War - a way of life that's all but disappeared' Woman's Own

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Gilda O'Neill grew up in the East End of London. Having left school aged fifteen, she later returned to education as a mature student and went on to take three university degrees. Since 1990 she has been writing full-time and has published numerous works of both fiction and non-fiction, including two non-fiction bestsellers, My East End and Our Street. Gilda O'Neill is married with two grown-up children and lives in the East End.

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GILDA O'NEILL
Published by PENGUIN (2008)
ISBN 10: 0141034947 ISBN 13: 9780141034942
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