London Stories: Personal Lives, Public Histories (Housmans 29.08.09)

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London Stories: Personal Lives, Public Histories (Housmans 29.08.09)

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Housmans – radical booksellers since 1945
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TALK / BOOK EVENT
‘London Stories: Personal Lives, Public Histories’
with Hilda Kean
Saturday 29th August – 5pm till 6.30pm

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Housmans are proud to welcome Hilda Kean, whose book ‘London Stories: Personal Lives, Public Histories’ debunks the melodramatic and romantic clichés that pervade popular conceptions of working-class Londoners in the 19th and 20th centuries.

She will be recounting stories of muted historical figures, including an illiterate silk weaver, a grandmother in an asylum, a deserted family, an abused daughter, and a dead child, whose lives intertwine to evoke a haunting and original picture of working-class London that adds a much-needed, though bleak, facet to the city's social history.

Part of Housmans’ ‘London’s Burning’ series – see www.housmans.com/events.php

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Event information

Saturday 29th August – 5pm till 6.30pm
Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road
King's Cross
London N1 9DX
Tel: 020 7837 4473

Free entry
Nearest tube: King's Cross

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