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The Good Old Days: Poverty, Crime and Terror in Victorian London Paperback – 28 Jun 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (28 Jun. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141019387
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141019383
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 625,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review

'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.


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I started reading this book on a journey from Paddington to Bristol Parkway. I was three quarters of the way through before I realised it.

Gilda O'Neill is a down to earth historian who not only checks the facts but gets under the skin of the people she's writing about. She knows what makes them tick and despite the fact that she's writing about criminals there's compassion here in equal part to condemnation. It doesn't matter if you're a history buff or otherwise, this book is about real people and real situations. It also underlines the fact that everything changes but basically stays the same.
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I was hoping to make us of this book as research for a project I'm working on, but I found I couldn't rely on it. As an anecdotal social history it's probably quite entertaining, but it is so full of the author's own (non-Victorian) memories, agenda and family stories that I found it of very limited use as an straight textbook on the period. The author warns those wanting to research the period to go to primary sources - but although I don't doubt she did so herself her own book contains no footnotes or references and doesn't even have an index.
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enjoyed this book
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Brilliant
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