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East End Tales By Gilda O'Neill

East End Tales by Gilda O'Neill

Condition - Very Good
£2,99
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Summary

Born into a traditional East End family in Bethnal Green, the author grew up in a world most of us associate with legendary criminals and the Dickensian underworld. Her nan had a pie and mash shop, and her great-uncle was the minder for a gambling den. Here, she gathers together her memories and personal recollections of life in London's East End.

East End Tales Summary

East End Tales by Gilda O'Neill

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.

East End Tales Reviews

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
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

About Gilda O'Neill

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.

Additional information

GOR000414901
9780141034942
0141034947
East End Tales by Gilda O'Neill
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2008-02-28
96
N/A
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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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