Four Meals for Fourpence

Four Meals for Fourpence

by Grace Foakes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844087273
Publisher: Virago UK
Publication date: 06/08/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Grace Foakes was born in Wapping in 1901.

Table of Contents

Prologue: My London 3

1 Where I Spent My Childhood 9

2 My Mother 16

3 My Father 26

4 My Mother's Petticoats 37

5 The Games We Played 53

6 Paradise Row and Other Streets 66

7 Grass Between the Cracks 74

8 Sundays 88

9 My Brothers 106

10 The Clothes We Wore and the Food We Ate 115

11 School Days 132

12 Survival of the Fittest 145

13 Penny in the Slot 163

14 Bootnose and Other Local Characters 174

15 Summertime 189

16 Christmas 199

17 Looking for Work 207

18 Leaving School and Going to War 216

19 Reuben 223

20 Courtship and Marriage 240

21 A Death and a Birth 259

22 Our New House 274

Epilogue: What Grace Did Next 279

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