Authors Ken Worpole & Sarah Wise At Stoke Newington Book Store

Sarah Wise and Ken Worpole will be at the book store to discuss the many ways in which journalists, historians and novelists have sought to provide a definitive picture of the once notorious street slums of Hackney.

They will be there to discuss the many ways in which journalists, historians and novelists have sought to provide a definitive picture of the once notorious street slums of Hackney.

Ken Worpole has written a new introduction to Alexander Baron’s gripping novel ‘King Dido’, which brings the shocking history of the ‘Old Nichol’ slums in Shoreditch to life again. undefined

Sarah Wise’s book ‘The Blackest Street; The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum’ looks at the roles of the local authorities, philanthropists, charities, the police and religion on slum life.

For the Victorians and the Edwardians this handful of streets on Hackney’s borders represented everything that was evil and unredeeming in decent society. Yet were they quite as bad as they were thought to be?

This event is £2.00 which includes a free glass of wine, and entitles you to £2.00 off one of the featured books.

Date: Wednesday 10th March 2010
Location:159 Stoke Newington
High Street
London N16 0NY

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