A remarkable story set in a very bleak post war London. Unlike most books which romanticise this period in British History, this book takes a different approach. People were still practically starving and the capitol was in ruins – there’s nothing remotely glamorous about children playing in dangerous bomb sites orphans living rough.
Hill tells the story of native Londoners , Jewish immigrants, immigrants from former British colonies, against a background of the London Markets. colourful Petticoat lane and the bleak existence of the costermongers. Very poignant with a strange not-altogether satisfying ending.
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