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Born in 1916 into an Irish Catholic family, Jennie Hawthorne spent her formative years in the heart of the East End, in a truly multicultural community. This vivid account of growing up is told with passion and humour - even though her drunken father struggles from crisis to crisis, and illness and crime are part of everyday life. The author's captivating anecdotes, poignant and entertaining, are suffused by the sights, sounds and smells of the East End in the 1920s and '30s. "East End Memories" is a wonderful evocation of a bygone age: Jennie Hawthorne's affectionate memoirs will entrance anyone who reads them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750940368
ISBN-10: 0750940360
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jennie Hawthorne

Jennie Hawthorne was born and brought up in the East End. She is a former English teacher, senior lecturer in economics, founder and editor of the magazine Charity World, and has written numerous articles for the national press. Jennie has published fifteen books, mostly on financial subjects. In 2000, at the age of 84, she was shortlisted as Millennium Business Journalist of the Year.