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On Brick Lane

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. 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 the area as much as she does and document it as she does and did a lot of research which I commend it for Her grandparents Polish Jewish refugees once had a shop on Brick Lane and this explains her love for the area As she writes in the introduction I have heard how the street has changed from a thriving Jewish community to an area abandoned to violence and vandalism to Banglatown and currently a tourist and heritage site There s a walking tour in the back that I will take a picture of in case we ever make it back to London

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

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


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 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 plac

  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 but nevertheless I think On Brick Lane is brilliant I finished it some

  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 the area as much as she does and document it as she does and did a lot of researc

  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 unusually long

  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

  7. says:

    The book revealed lots of history around Brick lane and the surrounding area It allowed me to explore London's

  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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