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At The Precipice Of Poverty - A Croydon Chronicle

This is a story of life in a street in Croydon in 1907. It is also the story of one man's dream. And this dream is a simple one - to leave that street with all its violence, drunkenness and poverty behind and to give his parents a better life. Based on tales told by the author's grandparents, At the Precipice of Poverty vividly and dramatically captures the daily battle for survival in the infamous Wilford Road: the quick pulling of a knife from beneath an apron, the bloodstained scullery walls and, lurking in every alleyway, the exception of a swift and ugly reprisal for any minor slight. This existence was relieved only by a jug or two, or three of ale from the local public house ...
Author: D.T. Blakeley
Publication Date: 1st January 2001
Book Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781857564846
Price: £8.95


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