The Stepney Doorstep Society

Author: Kate Thompson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718189876

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6126


The unsung and remarkable stories of the women who held London's East End together during not one, but two world wars. _____________ Minksy, Gladys, Beatty, Joan, Girl Walker. While the men were at war, these women ruled the streets of the East End. Brought up with firm hand in the steaming slums and teeming tenements, they struggled against poverty to survive, and fought for their community in our country's darkest hours. But there was also joy to be found. From Stepney to Bethnal Green, Whitechapel to Shoreditch, the streets were alive with peddlers and market stalls hawking their wares, children skipping across dusty hopscotch pitches, the hiss of a gas lamp or the smell of oxtail stew. You need only walk a few steps for a smile from a neighbour or a strong cup of tea. From taking over the London Underground, standing up to the Kray twins and crawling out of bombsites, The Stepney Doorstep Society tells the vivid and moving stories of the matriarchs who remain the backbone of the East End to this day.

The Stepney Doorstep Society

Author: Kate Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781528869058

Category: Large type books

Page: 368

View: 7679


While the men were away at war it was strong women like Joan, Marie, Babs, Beattie, and Minksy who ruled the streets of the East End. Kate Thompson tells the real stories of the war experienced by these matriarchs, a tribe of working-class women in the stinking streets, teeming tenements, and sweatshops of East London.

The Officer Girl in Blue

Author: Fenella J. Miller

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1838933492

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4953


Book Three in the Girls in Blue series by Fenella J. Miller, author of the Spitfire Girl series, following the girls in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during WW2.

The East End Girl in Blue

Author: Fenella J. Miller

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1838933484

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6388


As World War Two rages on around her, one girl in blue's life is about to change forever...

The Girls in Blue

Author: Fenella J. Miller

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1838933476

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8403


Jane Hadley runs away to London to join the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, to escape her abusive father. But when her father tracks her down, Jane will need all her new-found strength to reclaim her new life and the man she's fallen for...

Women in Society 1860-1928

Author: Joyce Hodgson

Publisher: VCTA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Suffragists

Page: 64

View: 9740


Covers the social history of women in England from the 1860s, discussing their struggle for emancipation and better education. Includes points for discussion with each chapter. Suggested level: secondary.

London Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The War on our Doorstep

Author: Harriet Salisbury,The Museum of London Group

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448117089

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 805


London's East Enders are known for being a tough, humorous and lively lot. In the early 20th century, families crowded into single rooms, children played on the streets and neighbours' doors were never locked in case you needed an escape route from the police... World War 2 changed everything. During the Blitz, men set off for work never to return and rows of houses were reduced to rubble overnight. Yet the East Enders' ability to keep calm and carry on cemented their reputation for cheerful resilience. They say Hitler killed off the bugs but, along with the slums, the Blitz destroyed a way of life. After the war families were scattered - some to estates on the edge of London, others to isolated high-rise blocks. The old East End communities were gone forever. Told by the residents themselves, The War on Our Doorstep is an eye-opening, moving and laugh-out-loud depiction of the history of London's East End and what it means to be an East Ender.

Personalizing Evaluation

Author: Saville Kushner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761963622

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 9866


`A brilliant piece of work, adroitly fitted to the present state of affairs in program evaluation, devoted to a defensible and under-attended proposition - that we should understand programs through their recipients' - Robert Stake, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign `This book makes an important and unique contribution to evaluation' - Michael Quinn Patton, The Union Institute, Minneapolis Personalizing Evaluation challenges the mainstream approach to program evaluation by inverting the traditional relationship between program and person. Saville Kushner shows how evaluation should document individual and group experience and use this as a lens through which to read social