About this book
First time in "Modern Classics" for Litvinoff's evocation of his Jewish childhood in the East End, with introduction and notes by Patrick Wright.
Recalls the author's working-class Jewish childhood in the East End of London. This book describes the overcrowded tenements of Brick Lane and Whitechapel, the smell of pickled herring and onion bread, the rattle of sewing machines and chatter in Yiddish. It also relates stories of his parents, who fled from Russia in 1914.