My East End : Memories of Life in Cockney London Paperback / softback
Gilda O'Neill's The East End traces the East End of London - cockneys, criminals, street markets, pub singalongs, dog racing, jellied eels.
London's East End 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. 'Every page is a delight. Every chapter made vivid by a writer who has poured heart and soul into her book' Daily Mail 'A rich tapestry... a finely detailed examination of our not so distant past.
Her book is as much a piece of history as the accounts it contains' Time OutGilda 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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/09/2000
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780140259506
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