About the Author
Arthur George Morrison (1863-1945) was born and raised in the East End of London. His journalism was first published in the Globe in 1885 and he then worked as a clerk to the Beaumont Trustees, becoming sub-editor of the house paper, the Palace Journal
. He left at the end of 1890 to join the editorial staff of the evening Globe before publishing his first book, The Shadows around Us
, a collection of supernatural tales, in 1891. It is his acclaimed and controversial East End works though, Tales of Mean Streets
(1894), A Child of the Jago
(1896), and The Hole in the Wall
(1902), for which he is best known.