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WIN a bundle of East End books

This summer, we are giving away four of the best holiday reads, East End style.

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of David Granick's The East End in Colour, Kate Thompson's The Allotment Girls, Ronald Cove's Rifleman Marksman Sniper and Dan Hancox's Inner City Pressure, simply fill out the form below.

The East End in Colour

This photobook  is a collection of beautiful photographs of the old East End spanning the 1960s to 1980s captured in colour by photographer David Granick. These photographs show an East End very different to the one we know and love today. Granick's backstreet photography show an East End's housing situation in the flux of change as Victorian terraces were replaced by tower blocks following World War II damage. Published by Hoxton Mini Press.

The Allotment Girls

Kate Thompson’s The Allotment Girls is a heart-warming story of East End friendship and romance, centred around the historic Dig for Victory movement of World War II.The story primarily follows Millie, Annie, Rose and Pearl, four young women working in the Bryant and May Factory in Bow.

Rifleman Marksman Sniper

Rifleman Marksman Sniper is a novel by Ronald Cove, which explores the events leading up to, as well as the beginning of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. It follows the Boxer turned Soldier Bill Auger on his journey as he attempts to not only aid the Allied forces’ win, but also survive in the process.

Inner City Pressure

Dan Hancox, author of Inner City Pressure: The Story of Grime, tells the rise of a hyper-local East London sound into a global phenomenon with a passion that you can feel. Tracing the story of grime over the last 20 years, Hancox will draw in any reader with his pure love of the music.

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