The Good Old Days: Poverty, Crime and Terror in Victorian London Paperback – 28 Jun 2007
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'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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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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This book is like a sixth form essay;it starts with a point of view and maintains it throughout.The author is opinionated,repetitive and lacking in vision. Read morePublished on 7 Feb. 2011 by Joanna Smith
a great insight of how life used to be for the poor in victorian timesPublished on 20 Aug. 2009 by Mr. E. Burrage