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.
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