Out and About London
Publisher: White Press
Within this volume Burke makes contemporary observations of London and compares it to how it was in the past, especially before the war. It offers an authentic insight into everyday London life a century ago and is highly recommended for those with an interest in London's colourful history. Contents include: "Round the 1917", "Back to Dockland", "Chinatown Revisited", "Soho Carries On", "Out of Town", "In Search of a Show", "Vodka and Vagabonds", "The Kids' Man", "Crowded Hours", "Saturday Night", "Rendezvous", "Tragedy and Cockneyism", "Mine Ease at Mine Inn", "Relics", and "Attaboy!". Thomas Burke (1886 - 1945) was a British author most famous for his 1916 collection of stories, "Limehouse Nights", which were based on life in London's poverty-stricken Limehouse district. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction the history of London.