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  • Prize[d] for its rich, detailed insights into immigrant life in turn-of-the-century Spitalfields... Though White's commentary steers the reader and supplies valuable context, it's the interpolated quotations from tenants which bring the Buildings to colourful, tumultuous life

    Time Out
  • With an economy of language, without sentimentality, yet with a sensitive perception, rare for an outsider looking in on an alien world, Jerry White marvellously evokes the lost world of the immigrant 'greener'

    Spectator
  • A work of first-class history and a major contribution to the social history of Anglo-Jewry, lively, well-researched and eminently quotable

    Jewish Chronicle
  • We are never likely to have another account which sets these personal recollections so firmly in the physical environment in which people grew up, struggled and sometimes flourished. A whole historical episode is illuminated by the decision to focus on just a couple of streets and the people who lived there

    Times Educational Supplement
  • Jerry White has given us a book which deserves to be on every historian's shelf

    Paul Thompson, History Today

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