Marylebone Lives: Rogues, romantics and rebels - character by Mark Riddaway,Carl Upsall

By Mark Riddaway,Carl Upsall

Marylebone has been domestic to its fair proportion of rogues, villains and eccentrics, and their tales are advised right here. The authors additionally are looking to remind the reader that along the glamour of Society, there has additionally been complication and squalor within the parish, as used to be graphically illustrated in Charles Booth's poverty maps of London in 1889.

Over the earlier 10 years the Marylebone magazine has revealed historic essays at the humans, areas, and occasions that experience contributed to shaping the nature of the realm. a few are honored with a blue plaque, yet many are usually not. this isn't a check-list of the grandees of Marylebone, even though lots seem in those pages.

The essays were grouped into issues of: background, politicians and warriors, tradition and activity (from pop tune and tv to excessive art), love and marriage (stories from romance to acrimonious divorce), criminals, technological know-how and drugs, constructions and locations, and the mad undesirable and unsafe to understand ‒ these whose tales do not healthy a handy field yet are too solid to not tell.

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