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Cheek by Jowl By Emily Cockayne

Cheek by Jowl
by Emily Cockayne

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Almost everyone has a neighbour. Emily Cockayne traces the story of the British neighbour through nine centuries - spanning Medieval, Tudor and Victorian periods, two world wars and up to today's modern, virtual world.
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Cheek by Jowl: A History of Neighbours by Emily Cockayne

Almost everyone has a neighbour. Neighbours can enrich or ruin our lives. They fascinate and worry us in equal measure. Soap operas watched by millions play with every lurid permutation of relationships in fictional neighbourhoods. Disputes over gigantic Leylandii and noise nuisance turn nasty and fill newspaper columns. These stories have a rich history - as long as we have lived in shelters, we have had neighbours.

Emily Cockayne traces the story of the British neighbour through nine centuries - spanning Medieval, Tudor and Victorian periods, two world wars and up to today's modern, virtual world. Cheek by Jowl is social history at its most colourful and compelling and puts the people back in the houses and the houses back on the streets.

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Cheek by Jowl Reviews


Vivid and absorbing...like all good history, it leaves the reader wanting to know more -- Peter Wilby * New Statesman *
Intelligent, instructive and brightly funny -- Iain Finlayson * The Times *
A lively study of neighbourly relations. -- Philippa Stockley * Sunday Telegraph *
A fine book packed with generosity, rivalry, misbehaviour, snobbery, love, murder and politics. -- Alistair Mabbott * The Herald *
I enjoyed Cockayne's book immediately -- Rebecca Armstrong * Independent *

About Emily Cockayne


Emily Cockayne graduated with a first class degree in History from Girton College, Cambridge in 1994 and moved to Jesus College, Cambridge for postgraduate studies. Emily was awarded a doctorate for her thesis 'A cultural history of sound in England 1560-1760' in 2000, a year after being elected to a Prize Fellowship in Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford. In January 2003 she became an Associate Lecturer for the Open University. She lives in Norwich with her husband and two children.

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GOR004681302
Cheek by Jowl: A History of Neighbours by Emily Cockayne
Emily Cockayne
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2013-04-04
288
0099546949
9780099546948
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