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Brick Lane today is a place of extremes – a street that's constantly reinventing itself Blending history and reportage with personal testimony and urban myths and interspersing these with maps and photograp. I picked this up at a charity shop somewhere around Portobello Road Market It was interesting overall but the author organized it by topic instead of by time which made it all a little confusing She

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On Brick Lane

Hy On Brick Lane is a one of a kind chronicle of one of London's most remarkable streets Bringing to life the memories and realities of Brick Lane's many communities Rachel Lichtenstein harnesses the voices of. Aggh the frustrating layout of this book almost broke me I m usually a very uick reader but this took me an unusually long time to get through at 10 days I even had to take a two day break and read s

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The famous the infamous and the obscure merging memoir On Brick PDFEPUB or reportage poetry photography and local history The result is as vibrant and fascinating as the neighbourhood it so movingly celebrate. As ever Rachel does an excellent job of letting the reader enter the hidden lives of others so remarkable


9 thoughts on “On Brick Lane

  1. says:

    This is a very interesting book in lots of ways Based on interviews with people who live or lived in Spitalfields as well as many hours spent walking the area alone and with other interested people Rachel Lichtensein has woven a patchwork book of photos uotations of many sorts and stories of the people who have made Brick Lane the fascinating place it has always been On the edge of the city it is a liminal p

  2. says:

    I absolutely love this book Rachel Lichtenstein paints a very vivid picture of life in the Brick Lane area as it was in bygone days and in modern times I agree with another reviewer who commented about the slightly awkward layout of the book

  3. says:

    I picked this up at a charity shop somewhere around Portobello Road Market It was interesting overall but the author organized it by topic instead of by time which made it all a little confusing She talked to a lot of people most of whom love the area as much as she does and document it as she does and did a lot of research which I commend it for Her grandparents Polish Jewish refugees once had a shop on Brick Lane and

  4. says:

    Interesting but not a favorite I don't love the style anecdotal interviews of the place I'd prefer a researched factual account

  5. says:

    Aggh the frustrating layout of this book almost broke me I'm usually a very uick reader but this took me an unusua

  6. says:

    Brick Lane is an iconic street in the London borough of Tower Hamlets the poorest borough in England It's at the heart of London's East End and for centuries has been a hub for successive generations of immigrants

  7. says:

    The book revealed lots of history around Brick lane and the surrounding area It allowed me to explore London's cultural diversity across time Its a great book to read if you have been to Brick Lane and know what does it look like today otherwise it would not be of interest I have learned much from it but its uite detailed which could make

  8. says:

    As ever Rachel does an excellent job of letting the reader enter the hidden lives of others so remarkable

  9. says:

    Lovely mix of history photographs anecdotes uotes and stories about Brick Lane

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