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10 thoughts on “My East End

  1. says:

    Collected oral now written history of the area of London that I am most familiar with because of having a friend live there Other than the experiences with the Blitz and bombings, the times seem to coincide with those in America, but distanced by about a generation or so.


  2. says:

    Could be over generous with stars on this one My rating my be colored by my trips there and my loss of a good friend whom I visited Very interesting andinformative than expected view of East End Lots of history, book type and oral, of the area It does se...


  3. says:

    Fascinating story of the East End, primarily from 1900 1960ish as told by the voices of many people who lived there, the vast majority the poorer working class Some other people have said there s too much romanticism and I think there definitely is quite a bit but the author tries to be balanced and is at least talking about the loss of actual things sense of community and just human contact, the general feeling of disconnection as you grow older, feeling of neglect by most of the political cl Fascinating story of the East End, primarily from 1900 1960ish as told by the voices of many people who lived there, the vast majority the poorer working class Some other people have said there s too much romanticism and I think there definitely is quite a bit but the author tries to be balanced and is at least talking about the loss of actual things sense of community and just human contact, the general feeling of disconnection as you grow older, feeling of neglect by most of the political class etc and doesn t pin it on ridiculous sources she avoids even thecovert racism and...


  4. says:

    Essentially, an historical account of the author s life in London s East End, from her birth in 1923 The main section of the book covers her childhood memories and the devastation of WW2 which began when she was aged 16 Also, an explanation of the beginnings of the East End in the Middle Ages, when Flemish settlers carried on their crafts and traded there Huguenots came from France, Jews came from all parts of Europe, Germans too In the 19th Century, enforced shore leave for the Chinese work Essentially, an historical account of the author s life in London s East End, from her birth in 1923 The main section of the book covers her childhood memories and the devastation of WW2 which began when she was aged 16 Also, an explanation of the beginnings of the East End in the Middle Ages, when Flemish settlers carried o...


  5. says:

    This book resonated with various parts of my childhood as I lived on the edge of the east end is Islington before Islington was Islington from birth in 1958 through a marriage in Hackney until I left in the late 1990 s Lot of bits of the history that I remember and the book was a fascinating reflection of the time.But please stop the nostalgia, it was a dirty, violent cramped existence with no bathrooms outside loo and shit of many different kinds We all are in a much better place now please d This book resonated...


  6. says:

    The streets of East London can still harken some of the imagery the book lends to the reader with just a little imagination however, if you re at a loss of travels and can t experience it first hand, you ll find yourself well comforted within your imagination from the images and feelings this book conjures Although I was born decades after the author, and thousands of miles away, I still felt a deep connection with the culture and environment represented in this book I couldn t help but feel Th...


  7. says:

    Amazing collection of stories and details about the famed East End of London First section of the book provides a brief history of the area, including well intentioned but poorly executed charitable work In the second section of the book there are snippits of conversation...


  8. says:

    I listened to about half of this long, well researched book before deciding that I had learned all I wanted to about this side of London It was pretty interesting with lots of first person interviews.


  9. says:

    Quotes from old folk who used to live in the east end Most typically have a bit of a rosy glow Looking back through tinted glasses I suspect Does a good job of conveying what life in the east end was like.


  10. says:

    A social history of Cockney London told with warmth, wit and emotion that will have the reader rethinking our so called ideas of community and what it really means.home work for the politicians perhaps If you will read just one book about the East End make it this one.


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My East End summary pdf My East End , summary chapter 2 My East End , sparknotes My East End , My East End bc09189 The Heart Of The East End Has Always Been Tower Hamlets Gilda O Neill Is Enough Of A Partisan To Regard Even Hackney As A Bit Out Of Bounds My East End Starts With The Earliest Times The East Of London Has Always Been Where Dirty Industry Congregated, Downstream From The Court And Parliament, And It Has Always Been Where Incomers Started, From Flemings In The Middle Ages To Bengalis Today The Greater Part Of This Excellent Book, Though, Is Not A Competent Academic Run Through Of The Sources, But An Invaluable Collection Of Oral History, In Which Pensioners Talk About The Classic East End Of Late Victorian Times And The Inter War Period, A Time When Grinding Poverty Could Just About Be Survived With Luck, When People Were Forced To Live In Each Other S Pockets And Children Played Around The Open Door Of Their Homes Until All Hours There Was Always A Jigsaw On The Go And Everyone That Called Had A Go At Putting Some Pieces In Nanny Usually Came Round On Friday Nights And Always Brought A Bag Of Sweets Winter Warmers And, As She Was Going Home, She Would Call Out Goodnight, Kidlets I Said That When I Grew Up I Would Go Out Singing In The Streets And Buy Her A Pair Of Blue BloomersO Neill Is Fascinating About Both The Positive And Negative Sides Of A Way Of Life That Went Forever When Families Were Moved Out To Housing Estates On The Fringes Of London And About The Parts Of It That Have Survived Into A New Multi Cultural East End My East End Is A Good Book Because It Has An Unsnobbish Respect For The Voices It Draws On Roz Kaveney

  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • My East End
  • Gilda O'Neill
  • English
  • 19 December 2017
  • 0140259503

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