BOMBSITES & LOLLIPOPS


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BOMBSITES & LOLLIPOPS

JACKY HYAMS    Book Number: 88168    Product format: Paperback

In a bombed out damp and squalid Hackney slum, one family is leading a life of luxury funded by illegal betting, where virtually everything is available thanks to a thriving black market. The Hyams family has a retinue of unofficial servants - a chauffeur, a cleaner and an army of delivery men. They take seaside holidays in posh hotels and dine on the finest foods and delicacies money can buy. But at the core of their daily lives, an ever-growing nightmare lurks threatening to wreck their luxurious existence. From stories of her parents partying with the Krays in the East End of old, to the optimistic Swinging Sixties of London's West End, Jacky Hyams's story is one of a household of betting, booze and bribes. World War Two was finally over and millions all over the country were wondering if peacetime really was much of an improvement on the War. Food shortages, endless queues, power cuts, rationing and freezing winters made it extremely difficult to make ends meet as husbands and brothers return from battlefields to families they hardly know. What a contrast to this memoir of 1950s East End childhood. Here is all the glamour of whirlwind courtships, the dance floor at the Whisky A Go Go in Wardour Street and the wealthy Italian medical student Paolo who Jacky fell for. 240pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9781843583523
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