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  • Published: 28 September 2000
  • ISBN: 9780141929385
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

My East End

Memories of Life in Cockney London




'Every page is a delight. Every chapter made vivid by a writer who has poured heart and soul into her book'. Val Hennessy, Daily Mail

The East End of London - cockneys, criminals, street markets, pub singalongs, dog racing, jellied eels ... it is a place at once appealing and unruly, comforting and incomprehensible. Gilda O'Neill, an East Ender herself shows there is more to this fascinating area than a collection of cliched images. Using oral history and more traditional sources she builds up a powerful image of this community - bringing to us, with wit and honesty, the real story of London's East End

  • Published: 28 September 2000
  • ISBN: 9780141929385
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the author

Gilda O'Neill

Gilda O'Neill was born and brought up in the East End. She left school at fifteen but returned to education as a mature student. She wrote full-time and continued to live in the East End with her husband and family. Sadly she died on 24 September 2010 after a short illness.

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