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Four Meals For Fourpence A Heartwarming Tale of Family Life in London's old East End by Grace Foakes
  

Four Meals For Fourpence A Heartwarming Tale of Family Life in London's old East End

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Synopsis

Four Meals For Fourpence A Heartwarming Tale of Family Life in London's old East End by Grace Foakes

I was born in a tenement flat in the East End of London in the year in which Queen Victoria died.'FOUR MEALS FOR FOURPENCE is Grace Foakes's memories of her girlhood in Wapping in the early 1900s. With a child's uncluttered eye, she describes the small details - shopping in the market, men waiting for work at the dock gates, the rituals of washday, the sights, sounds and smells of the old East End of London. She also describes the fear - of illness, of unemployment, of the workhouse - that hung over her family and thousands like them, and her determination that her own children would never know the kind of poverty she had experienced.

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Mrs Foakes manages to convey a remarkable joy in just being alive.

Observer


About the Author

Grace Foakes was born in Wapping in 1901.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th May 2011

Author

Grace Foakes

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Publisher

Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Memoirs

ISBN

9781844087273

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