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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407083896
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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Up West

Voices from the Streets of Post-War London




In the bestselling tradition of Call the Midwife and Shadows of the Workhouse, true stories from London in the 1950s.

Do you remember the West End of London during the 1950s? Did you live or work there? If so, I want to hear from you …

This was the advertisement author Pip Granger placed in a local newspaper, and the response was immediate. Soon she was hearing from people who recalled what it was like when sweets were rationed; from families who'd been bombed out of their homes during the Blitz; from men who'd worked in the flower markets of Covent Garden; and from the son of a family of immigrants who'd opened one of the very first delicatessens in Soho. All had extraordinary stories to tell.

Based on the author's own memories and dozens of interviews and written testimonies, Up West evokes a unique and vibrant community, and a way of life that is vanishing fast.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407083896
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Author

Pip Granger

Part of Pip Granger's early childhood was spent in the back seat of a light aircraft as her father smuggled brandy, tobacco and books across the English Channel to be sold in 1950s Soho, where she lived above the Two Is Café in Old Compton Street.

She travelled in Europe and Asia in the 1960s and '70s, and worked as a Special Needs teacher in Hackney in the 1980s, before quitting teaching to pursue her long- cherished ambition to write.

She now lives in the West Country with her husband.

For more information on Pip Granger and her books, visit her website: www.pipgranger.com.

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