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Description - The Earl Of Petticoat Lane by Andrew Miller

Henry Freedman and Miriam Claret met on Petticoat Lane in February 1929, when he was twenty-two and she eighteen. He was a barrow boy, she a milliner's apprentice. Henry danced home that night, having fallen entirely in love. Their romance survived the opposition of her remarkable mother Leah, the challenge of proving that Leah - and therefore Miriam - really was Jewish, and the mysterious disappearance of Henry's beloved dog. enry and Miriam were raised in East London, but his family had emigrated from the Austrian Empire, hers from Poland, and they were not to end their lives in the East End. What began as forays into the West End led - via Henry's successful underwear business, and a remarkable friendship with his upper class mentor Walter - to a life lived among Astors and Parker-Bowlses. Henry and Miriam eventually arrived in a grand flat on Regent's Park, and a world of Court, club and charity balls - a very English world. et Henry and Miriam were never quite 'one of us' in their new habitat. And as they changed their lives, as evacuation, the Blitz and the humdrum heroisms of the war were followed by victory, so also did London change, and British society as a whole. n

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099478737
ISBN-10: 0099478730
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Andrew Miller

Born in London in 1974, Andrew Miller studied literature at Cambridge and Princeton. He worked as a television producer before joining the Economist to write about British politics and culture. He is currently the magazine's Moscow correspondent. The Earl of Petticoat Lane is his first book.

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