| B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). | When Jenny was a young girl, the London docks were the biggest port in the world, teeming with life and industry. By the time she was an old woman, all the docks were closed and the old East End was a part of history. Not that Silvertown encourages nostalgia. The descriptions of Jenny's impoverished childhood, of the pulling of all her teeth on her 17th birthday, of the sweatshop where she worked, are enough to make readers throw away any rose-tinted glasses they might be tempted to use. Very occasionally the dialogue in the book lapses into the Cor, blimey, strike a light, guv'nor kind of Cockney heard in so many bad British films of the black-and-white era. Largely, both dialogue and narrative combine to provide a remarkably convincing and lively portrait of an ordinary life rescued from oblivion and of a world that's gone.--Nick Rennison 256pp. Need further photos or information? Just use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I’ll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships, POST INCLUDED in the UK, from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath in England from a long-established bookseller - your purchase guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! Buying this book means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: Silvertown: An East End Family Memoir
Verlag: Fourth Estate
Zustand: Near Fine.
Buchbeschreibung Fourth Estate, 2003. Paperback. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. Schnitt ist vergilbt, kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 220812 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 215. Artikel-Nr. 362769