About this book
Explores one of the great forces shaping our lives: property. This title tells the story of six London streets, representing the widest possible picture of the city both socially and geographically. It reveals the big underlying forces that have shaped Britain for the last 120 years: gentrification, migration, slum clearance, and the urban sprawl.
A new social history of London, told through the stories of the houses Londoners live in, and accompanying a six part BBC series. Includes 6 streets (Deptford High Street, Portland Road, Reverdy Road, Caledonian Road, Arnold Circus and Camberwell Grove) and the larger themes they address. Part of a season of BBC programmes on the subject of London leading up to the Olympics, it's co-written with Joseph Bullman and Neil Hegarty.