Clouds of Glory: A Childhood in Hoxton by Bryan Magee

Clouds of Glory: A Childhood in Hoxton by Bryan Magee

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Hoxton today is one of the most fashionable parts of inner London, yet within living memory it was the capital's most notorious slum area. In this work, Bryan Magee recalls the vanished world of his childhood living in Hoxton and brings it to life again in all its drama and surprise.

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Hoxton today is one of the most fashionable parts of inner London, yet before the Blitz, it was the capital's most notorious slum area. It was London's busiest market for stolen goods, the centre of the pickpocket trade, home to a razor gang that terrorised racecourses all over southern England. Its main thoroughfare, Hoxton Street, was known also as the roughest street in Britain. But among the people born there in its heyday was Bryan Magee, journalist, academic, philosopher, radio and television broadcaster and Member of Parliament. For him it was home, for his first nine years, until he became an evacuee on the outbreak of war. In this moving and beautifully written book he recalls the vanished world of his childhood and brings it to life again in all its drama and surprise.

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SKU GOR001249351
Title Clouds of Glory: A Childhood in Hoxton
Author By (author) Bryan Magee
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0712635602
ISBN 13 9780712635608
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Hoxton today is one of the most fashionable parts of inner London, yet before the Blitz, it was the capital's most notorious slum area. It was London's busiest market for stolen goods, the centre of the pickpocket trade, home to a razor gang that terrorised racecourses all over southern England. Its main thoroughfare, Hoxton Street, was known also as the roughest street in Britain. But among the people born there in its heyday was Bryan Magee, journalist, academic, philosopher, radio and television broadcaster and Member of Parliament. For him it was home, for his first nine years, until he became an evacuee on the outbreak of war. In this moving and beautifully written book he recalls the vanished world of his childhood and brings it to life again in all its drama and surprise.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001249351
Title Clouds of Glory: A Childhood in Hoxton
Author By (author) Bryan Magee
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0712635602
ISBN 13 9780712635608
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No