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The voices of the famous the infamous and the obscure merging memoir reportage poetry photography and local history The result is as vibrant and fascinating as the neighbourhood it so movingly celebrate. The book revealed lots of history around Brick lane and the surrounding area It allowed me to explore London s cultural diversity across time Its a great book to read if you have been to Brick Lane and know what does it look like today otherwise it would not be of interest I have learned much from it but its uite detailed which could make some chapters boring Edouard Manet uite detailed which could make some chapters boring

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On Brick Lane

Tography On Brick Lane is a one of a kind chronicle of one of London's most remarkable streets Bringing to life the memories and realities of Brick Lane's many communities Rachel Lichtenstein harnesses. Brick Lane is an iconic street in the London borough of Tower Hamlets the poorest borough in England It s at the heart of London s East End and for centuries has been a hub for successive generations of immigrants This is a well researched yet personal study of a street adapting and changing through the years Brick Lane is known for absorbing new arrivals to the capital from Huguenots to Jews and Bangladeshis it s now the heart of BanglatownI work nearby and some of my own ancestors were French Huguenots so I found this thoroughly engrossing and come the spring I will definitely follow the walking tour given at the end of the book

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Brick Lane today is a place of extremes – a street that's constantly reinventing itself Blending history and reportage with personal testimony and urban myths and interspersing these with maps and pho. This is a very interesting book in lots of ways Based on interviews with people who live or lived in Spitalfields as well as many hours spent walking the area alone and with other interested people Rachel Lichtensein has woven a patchwork book of photos uotations of many sorts and stories of the people who have made Brick Lane the fascinating place it has always been On the edge of the city it is a liminal place full of newcomers and established residents The name refugee is derived from the refugiers the Huguenot immigrants who brought silk weaving skills with them when they fled France The author s main interest is in the area as a Jewish place A previous book Rodinsky s Room focuses closely on the synagogue in Princelet Street and the life of Rodinsky This book ranges much widely is full of fascinating material people views and images but it is a patchwork jumping from one thing to another and perhaps leaving one with a bit of a sense of getting nowhere Maybe that is the point The Black Ice Score (Parker, uotations of many sorts and stories of the people who have made Brick Lane the fascinating place it has always been On the edge of the city it is a liminal place full of newcomers and established residents The name refugee is derived from the refugiers the Huguenot immigrants who brought silk weaving skills with them when they fled France The author s main interest is in the area as a Jewish place A previous book Rodinsky s Room focuses closely on the synagogue in Princelet Street and the life of Rodinsky This book ranges much widely is full of fascinating material people views and images but it is a patchwork jumping from one thing to another and perhaps leaving one with a bit of a sense of getting nowhere Maybe that is the point


9 thoughts on “On Brick Lane

  1. says:

    This is a very interesting book in lots of ways Based on interviews with people who live or lived in Spitalfields as well

  2. says:

    I absolutely love this book Rachel Lichtenstein paints a very vivid picture of life in the Brick Lane area as it was in bygone days and in modern times I agree with another reviewer who commented about the slightly awkward layout of the book

  3. says:

    I picked this up at a charity shop somewhere around Portobello Road Market It was interesting overall but the author organized it by topic instead of by time which made it all a little confusing She talked to a lot of people most of whom love t

  4. says:

    Interesting but not a favorite I don't love the style anecdotal interviews of the place I'd prefer a researched factual account

  5. says:

    Aggh the frustrating layout of this book almost broke me I'm usually a very uick reader but this took me an unusua

  6. says:

    Brick Lane is an iconic street in the London borough of Tower Hamlets the poorest borough in England It's at the heart of London's East End and for centuries has been a hub for successive generations of immigrants This is a well researched yet personal study of a street adapting and changing through the years Brick Lane i

  7. says:

    The book revealed lots of history around Brick lane and the surrounding area It allowed me to explore London's cultural diversity across time Its a great book to read if you have been to Brick Lane and know what does it look like today otherwise it would not be of interest I have learned much from it but its uite detailed

  8. says:

    As ever Rachel does an excellent job of letting the reader enter the hidden lives of others so remarkable

  9. says:

    Lovely mix of history photographs anecdotes uotes and stories about Brick Lane

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