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Portobello Voices Paperback – Abridged, Audiobook, Box set
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About the Author
Blanche Girouard has made two documentaries for BBC World Service and was shortlisted in the "Guardian"'s International Journalism competition while recording the lives of missionaries and their children in Burkina Faso. She has written for professional journals, "Country Life" and the "Guardian."
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Portobello Road used to be rough, and though the stories are amusing in places they're also occasionally tragic. One woman, who came to England from Trinidad at the time of the 1950s Notting Hill race riots, met Michael de Freitas - aka Michael X, who was later hanged for murder in Trinidad - and she tells how a misunderstanding led to her narrowly avoiding being set up in a flat by Peter Rachman, the notorious slum landlord, with Michael X acting as a pimp.Read more ›
The book is not only interesting and entertaining, but also helps to conserve some historical aspects, the Portobello market how it still exists and we hopefully wish it will last some more time in its traditional way.
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Well-written and interesting book about a traditional London street market that I hope keeps on going strong, and doesn't get sabotaged by the council.Published 10 months ago by Rupert