The Stepney Doorstep Society

The remarkable true story of the women who ruled the East End through war and peace
Product Number: WEB268128
Released: 21 Nov, 2018
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 36 Circs
ISBN: #9780718189877
Publisher: Penguin
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Description

The unsung and remarkable stories of the women who held London's East End together during not one, but two world wars. 'Inspiring tales of courage in the face of hardship' Mail on Sunday Meet Minksy, Gladys, Beatty, Joan, Girl Walker . . . While the men were at war, these women ruled the streets of the East End. Struggling against poverty to survive, and fighting for their community in our country's darkest hours.But there was also joy to be found. Across the East End the streets were alive - you need only walk a few steps for a smile from a neighbour or a strong cup of tea.From taking over the London Underground, standing up to the Kray twins and crawling out of bombsites, The Stepney Doorstep Society tells the vivid and moving stories of the matriarchs who remain the backbone of the East End to this day.____________'Astonishing' Radio 5 Live'An importance glimpse into a vanishing world' Sunday Express'Crammed full of fascinating stories' BBC 2 Steve Wright

Author(s): Kate Thompson
Original Publish Date: 21 Nov, 2018

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