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Street Food

Hawkers and the History of London

Charlie Taverner

  • The first book to reconstruct the working lives of London's food hawkers over more than three centuries
  • Demonstrates the profound social, economic, and cultural importance of these poor women and men to city life, raising challenging questions about key narratives and processes of metropolitan history
  • Draws on the largest collection of archival and published evidence to date, identifying hundreds of individual street traders between the late sixteenth and early twentieth centuries and revealing the intricacies of their work
  • Explores the real experience of traders depicted in the famous genre of London Cries
  • Contrasts London's hawking history with the fashionable street food of today and the millions of street vendors in cities around the world

£30.00

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Published: 12 January 2023 (Estimated)

256 Pages | 17 black and white figures/illustrations

234x153mm

ISBN: 9780192846945


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£30.00

Hardback

This item is not yet published, but may be pre-ordered now for delivery when available.

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Published: 12 January 2023 (Estimated)

256 Pages | 17 black and white figures/illustrations

234x153mm

ISBN: 9780192846945


Also Available As:

Ebook


Bookseller Code (AE)

Street Food

Hawkers and the History of London

Charlie Taverner

  • The first book to reconstruct the working lives of London's food hawkers over more than three centuries
  • Demonstrates the profound social, economic, and cultural importance of these poor women and men to city life, raising challenging questions about key narratives and processes of metropolitan history
  • Draws on the largest collection of archival and published evidence to date, identifying hundreds of individual street traders between the late sixteenth and early twentieth centuries and revealing the intricacies of their work
  • Explores the real experience of traders depicted in the famous genre of London Cries
  • Contrasts London's hawking history with the fashionable street food of today and the millions of street vendors in cities around the world

£30.00

Hardback

This item is not yet published, but may be pre-ordered now for delivery when available.

Notify Me When In Stock

Published: 12 January 2023 (Estimated)

256 Pages | 17 black and white figures/illustrations

234x153mm

ISBN: 9780192846945


Also Available As:

Ebook


Bookseller Code (AE)