Reviews

  • "Genial, erudite and companionable . . . this heroic and heartfelt book caps a career devoted to [Spitalfields'] heritage."

    Spectator
  • "With beguiling erudition, TV historian and local resident Cruickshank tells the story of Spitalfields from Roman times to today . . . This is people’s history at its tastiest."

    Sunday Express
  • "A passionate, scholarly energy and involvement with every era of the district's long history come off Spitalfields' pages . . . Absorbing detail."

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Cruickshank writes perceptively and honestly . . . As well as being a fascinating account of a unique area of London, Spitalfields is a timely warning that helps us to appreciate what the city and country risk losing."

    Country Life
  • "Dan Cruickshank bores into the rich history of Spitalfields, the area of east London where he has lived for decades."

    Rowan Moore, Best Books of 2016, Observer