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London voices, London lives: Tales from a working capital

Peter Hall


This book provides a unique collection of ordinary Londoners who, in their own voices, tell about ordinary London lives. Interviews with over a hundred people in eight localities, from inner-city Battersea, to suburban Heston, to Greenhithe on the London fringe, have been edited with a linking commentary. The first half of the book, ‘London Voices’, introduces the characters — their hopes and aspirations, their frustrations and struggles, and their determination and optimism. The second half, ‘London Lives’, introduces the themes that dominate the everyday lives of these people — the struggle ... More

Keywords: Londoners, Battersea, suburban Heston, Greenhithe, London fringe, hopes, aspirations, frustrations, struggles, determination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781861349842
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349842.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Hall, author