This is the story of a street in London’s docklands and of a family who lived on it. The street was built in the 1880s, and the Wheelwright family (originally dockers) lived there until its demolition in the 1960s, when it was replaced with tower blocks. As a social document, the book rings with truth, but it is much more than that: its compelling narrative brings the reader right into the life of the Wheelwright family and their neighbours.
‘Moving, intelligent, thoroughly readable ... it deserves a lot of readers.’ - Sunday Times
‘A remarkable evocation of life in the East End of London ... Mr Jones fakes nothing and blurs little ... It is truthful and moving.’ - Guardian
Format: 336pp demi pb