South London Odyssey, by Peter Weston

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South London Odyssey, by Peter Weston
South London Odyssey, by Peter Weston, subtitled 'A personal account of London Life in the 30s and 40s'

Published by Stockwell in 2002, 48 pages. Slim paperback (N6807X1)

From the rear side cover: To be a real Londoner you have to have been born within the sound of Bow Bells. This well-known piece of propaganda has become an accepted fact in the minds of those with no knowledge of the demography of Britain's capital. There are two 'tribes' of Londoners; those born north of the Thames (the Bow Bells brigade), and those bred south of the mighty river. A (usually) friendly rivalry has existed between the 'camps' for many generations, and their 'members' are proud of the subtle differences that divide them.

No history of World War Two would be complete without a chapter dedicated to the brave resistance and resilience of Londoners during the Blitz. The author was a schoolboy during this time, and in this series of recollections he describes South London, its people, their traditions, lifestyle, and of course their unique humour, during and just before the war.


Condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Has an old price printed and a small price sticker - both on the rear side cover.