THE SHABBY PARADISE - The Autobiography of a Decade.
Readers Union, London, 1959, club edn., viii, 191pp, title and chapter head ills. by Dick Hart, grey cloth lettered in gilt at spine, top edge coloured, coloured decorated dustwrapper, a social history of part of the East End of London prior to WW1, written by the daughter of the vicar of St. Michael and All Angels, Bromley-by-Bow, Poplar, who describes her upbringing there in what was considered at the time to be a slum, a place prone to virulent epidemics, a cradle of industrial unrest populated by criminals, drunks and even anarchists, lightly bumped at tips, dustwrapper: a little rubbed with several short edge tears and slight loss at extrems., repaired to reverse, very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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