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My East End

(1999)
Memories of Life in Cockney London
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Gilda O'Neill was born into a traditional East End family in Bethnal Green. Her nan had a pie and mash shop, her grandfather was a tug skipper on the Thames and her great-uncle was the minder for a gambling den. Her childhood was in a world most of us associate with chirpy cockneys, pub knees-ups, legendary criminals and the Dickensian underworld. Yet here Gilda O'Neill goes beyond the myths of the East End to reveal a far more complex and humane story, from the area's distant past to the strong, close-knit communities of living memory. Gathering together her own memories and the personal recollections of East Enders, she brings us stories of unbelievable hardship and devastating change; yet also of great pride, kindness, courage, resilience and humour. These tales of yesterday provide a fascinating commentary on our ideas of community today, and tell, with wit, warmth and emotion, the real story of life in London's East End.

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Hardback Editions

May 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: My East End
Author(s): Gilda O'Neill
ISBN: 0-7531-9648-4 / 978-0-7531-9648-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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September 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: My East End: A History of Cockney London
Author(s): Gilda O'Neill
ISBN: 0-670-87077-3 / 978-0-670-87077-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

February 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: My East End
Author(s): Gilda O'Neill
ISBN: 0-7531-9649-2 / 978-0-7531-9649-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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September 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: My East End: Memories of Life in Cockney London
Author(s): Gilda O'Neill
ISBN: 0-14-025950-3 / 978-0-14-025950-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

March 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: My East End
Author(s): Gilda O'Neill
ISBN: 0-7540-9703-X / 978-0-7540-9703-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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April 2004 : UK Audio CD

Title: My East End
Author(s): Gilda O'Neill
ISBN: 0-7540-9603-3 / 978-0-7540-9603-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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October 2001 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: My East End
Author(s): Gilda O'Neill
ISBN: 0-14-180345-2 / 978-0-14-180345-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

September 2000 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My East End: Memories of Life in Cockney London
Author(s): Gilda O'Neill
Publisher: Penguin
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