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Up West: Voices from the Streets of Post-War London Pip Granger

Up West: Voices from the Streets of Post-War London

Pip Granger

Published
ISBN : 9780552153751
Paperback
496 pages
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 About the Book 

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 hearingMoreDo 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 whod been bombed out of their homes during the Blitz- from men whod worked in the flower markets of Covent Garden- and from the son of a family of immigrants whod opened one of the very first delicatessens in Soho. All had extraordinary stories to tell.Based on the authors 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.