Four Meals for Fourpence: A Heartwarming Tale of Family Life in London's Old East End by Grace Foakes

Four Meals for Fourpence: A Heartwarming Tale of Family Life in London's Old East End by Grace Foakes

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* A heartwarming memoir of working-class life in the East End in the early 1900s

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I was born in a tenement flat in the East End of London in the year in which Queen Victoria died.' FOUR MEALS FOR FOURPENCE is Grace Foakes's memories of her girlhood in Wapping in the early 1900s. With a child's uncluttered eye, she describes the small details - shopping in the market, men waiting for work at the dock gates, the rituals of washday, the sights, sounds and smells of the old East End of London. She also describes the fear - of illness, of unemployment, of the workhouse - that hung over her family and thousands like them, and her determination that her own children would never know the kind of poverty she had experienced.

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SKU GOR002693402
Title Four Meals for Fourpence: A Heartwarming Tale of Family Life in London's Old East End
Author By (author) Grace Foakes
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 1844087271
ISBN 13 9781844087273
Edition N/A
Prizes No
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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I was born in a tenement flat in the East End of London in the year in which Queen Victoria died.' FOUR MEALS FOR FOURPENCE is Grace Foakes's memories of her girlhood in Wapping in the early 1900s. With a child's uncluttered eye, she describes the small details - shopping in the market, men waiting for work at the dock gates, the rituals of washday, the sights, sounds and smells of the old East End of London. She also describes the fear - of illness, of unemployment, of the workhouse - that hung over her family and thousands like them, and her determination that her own children would never know the kind of poverty she had experienced.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002693402
Title Four Meals for Fourpence: A Heartwarming Tale of Family Life in London's Old East End
Author By (author) Grace Foakes
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 1844087271
ISBN 13 9781844087273
Edition N/A
Prizes No
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