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The Earl Of Petticoat Lane [Paperback]

Andrew Miller
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"'Please, please read this delight-filled book. It grabbed me by the throat and wouldn't let go until I had finished it. It offers more than pleasure; it should open the eyes of those who don't understand the colossal value that immigrants bring to this country.'" (Claire Rayner)

"'Meticulously researched and beautifully written, an inspiring true-life rags to riches story. I hope it does very well. I'm sure it will. Andrew Miller has done a terrific job.'" (Melanie McGrath, author of Silvertown)

"Andrew Miller, in recreating the story of his grandparents' early lives, has vividly drawn a picture of a vanished world, a world of desperate poverty but equally a world of hope. The Earl of Petticoat Lane is a magnificent achievement." (Judith Flanders)

"This is a treasure of a book. Andrew Miller's true story of love, fear, lingerie and social climbing is an unforgettably vivid picture of the old East End both at peace and war. Between the rollicking fun and the nostalgia it can also - like the best Yiddish songs - move you to tears." (Ann Wroe)

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In this remarkable book, Andrew Miller tells the story of his grandparents, the children of Jewish immigrants to the East End, tracing their fortunes from Eastern Europe to their arrival in Regent's Park and the world of Astors and Parker-Bowles.

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In this remarkable book, Andrew Miller tells the story of his grandparents, the children of Jewish immigrants to the East End, tracing their fortunes from Eastern Europe to their arrival in Regent's Park and the world of Astors and Parker-Bowles.

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'Please, please read this delight-filled book. It grabbed me by the throat and wouldn't let go until I had finished it.' Claire Rayner

When Henry Freedman met Miriam Claret February 1929, he was a barrow boy, she a milliner's apprentice. In 1953, they were presented to the Queen...

Henry and Miriam were raised in East London, but their families had emigrated from Eastern Europe, and they were not to end their lives in the East End. From a market stall on Petticoat Lane, their story led - from forays into the West End to the success of Henry's underwear business and a remarkable friendship with his upper-class mentor Walter - to a life lived among Astors and Parker-Bowleses, a grand flat on Regent's Park, and a world of Court, club and charity balls.

'Family history of the best sort... One feels like a privileged observer in a distant land... Fascinating... At the heart of this memoir looms the extraordinary figure of Miller's grandfather, whom the author presents with a novelist's sensitivity and power' Susie Boyt in the Sunday Times

'Miller sets scenes with the relish and skill of a novelist... Irresistibly real... It's a testament to the poignancy of Henry's life and the cumulative power of Miller's prose that the final photograph moved me to surprised tears.' Julie Myerson in the Daily Mail

'Remarkable... A fantastically interesting and well-written story. Andrew Miller has done his grandparents proud.' Linda Grant in the New Statesman

'This is less a biography of a brilliant, impoverished Jewish immigrant and his quest to take London by storm, than a beautifully crafted and impeccably researched piece of social history, which sings with beguiling and times horrifying stories... Superb... A magnetic read... Fascinating' Time Out

About the Author

Born in London in 1974, Andrew Miller studied literature at Cambridge and Princeton. He worked as a television producer before joining the Economist to write about British politics and culture. He is currently the magazine's Moscow correspondent. The Earl of Petticoat Lane is his first book.
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