Author: Finn, Ralph L.
Publisher: Futura Publications Ltd
Year Published: 1985
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: This is a great book well worth reading. It paints a very true vivid picture, a story of those cherished childhood memories of London's East End.' - LENA KENNEDY. Born just before the First World War, Ralph Finn grew up in London's vanished East End Jewish community. His mother had been a schoolteacher in Russia, his father a scholar in Poland, but in the new country she ran a stall and he pressed clothes for twelve hours a day. Life in Broughton Buildings was hard - rats and bugs, dirt, crowding - but rich in character and experience. There were the Choots and the Polaks: the anglicized Jews and the recent immigrants from Eastern Europe, the Chocolate King in the street market, and Cockneys calling their wares in Yiddish. This autobiography conveys the spirit of this unique world.
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