London Born : "Ordinary" people do not write their stories; some, like ninety-four-year-old Sidney Day, cannot write at all. But, with the aid of his granddaughter Helen, Sid has produced an extraordinary portrait of London during the turbulent first half of the twentieth century. Sidney evokes a vanished world of horse and cart journeys; public baths and washpots; bread and dripping around the range; parading down Highgate Hill in a fifty-bob suite; and recalls the 'fiddling' that sometimes put him and his friends on the wrong side of the law. Sid's tale of hardship brims with cheeky charm and wit; he tells of a life lived at full-tilt, with real heart.
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