'One of the book's strengths lies in its evocative details…Most of all, though, this is a story of ordinary people living through the extraordinary period of two world wars, bearing the hardship with fortitude, and longing for those brief moments when they could escape.' Sunday Times
‘“Hopping” is a book of astonishing empathy, eloquence and understanding. It needs to be read slowly and carefully, as the dense network of love affairs and relations fills the equally tightly knitted net of East End streets before the Blitz. A subtle social texture develops of openness and secrecy, love and betrayal, survival and catastrophe.' Adam Nicolson, Guardian
'A sublime successor to the beautiful “Silvertown”, is a classic of its kind. Social history is personalised in a narrative that renders period detail and sophisticated psychology in a novelistic style.' Kate Saunders, The Times
'McGrath is an engaging writer who is passionate about bringing her story alive. Daisy Cromelin would probably have never imagined that she would even be worth a line in the local newspaper, yet Melanie McGrath has found a quiet dignity and honesty in this most ordinary of ordinary lives.' Leo Hollis, Sunday Telegraph--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Arrived as promised and as it stated in new condition. Very pleased especially as it was a gift.Published 5 months ago by Cundee
Not as good as the other one where a 17 yr old girl gets all her teef pulled out by a barber in a green leather smock...Published 9 months ago by mrnougat
A very nice read, of the times when east end families combined holidays on the farms picking hops and having a sort of holiday at the same time, and going home after wards with... Read morePublished 15 months ago by buyright,.
After reading authors other book Silvertown I wanted to read this one & wasn't disappointed, very true to life as my family was an East End hopping onePublished 21 months ago by mrs j curtis
This was not so much about hoppicking as about the lives iof an extended family some of whom went hoppicking regularly and the rest of their lives i n Poplar. Read morePublished 23 months ago by old reader
Great read, took me back to the days when I used to watch everyone else going hopping, I never went myself but always wanted to, the other kids made it sound so exciting! Read morePublished on 17 May 2013 by patricia turnbull