'A shocking book which, for once, should dispel the myth that life
in the East End was one long knees-up' -- Daily Express
'O'Neill chronicles the filth and poverty with leery aplomb, then
sobers things up with sharp social commentary'
-- The Scotsman
About the Author
Gilda O'Neill grew up in the East End of London. Having left school aged fifteen, she later returned to education as a mature student and went on to take three university degrees. Since 1990 she has been writing full-time and has published ten novels and two non-fiction bestsellers, My East End and Our Street. Gilda O'Neill is married with two grown-up children and lives in the East End.