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The Resource 'We ain't got no drink, Pa' : the heart breaking true story of a little girl's struggle to survive in the slums of 1920-30s East London, Hilda Kemp, Cathryn Kemp

'We ain't got no drink, Pa' : the heart breaking true story of a little girl's struggle to survive in the slums of 1920-30s East London, Hilda Kemp, Cathryn Kemp

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'We ain't got no drink, Pa' : the heart breaking true story of a little girl's struggle to survive in the slums of 1920-30s East London
Title
'We ain't got no drink, Pa'
Title remainder
the heart breaking true story of a little girl's struggle to survive in the slums of 1920-30s East London
Statement of responsibility
Hilda Kemp, Cathryn Kemp
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Growing up in the slums of 1920s and 30s Bermondsey, Hilda Kemp's childhood was one of chaos and fear. Hilda knew what it was to grow up in desperate poverty, what it was to feel hunger. The eldest of five children, Hilda was the daughter of a hard drinker and hard hitter as well. A casual dockworker by day, a bare-knuckle fighter by night and a lousy drunk to boot, her pa honed his fists down the Old Kent Road and Blackfriars, and it was Hilda or her ma who bore the brunt of them at home. This is the powerful and moving memoir of Hilda's childhood growing up in dark, filthy, crime-ridden Bermondsey; a place where you knew your neighbours, where you kept your eyes down and your ears shut as defence against the gangs at war in the streets
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Kemp, Hilda
Dewey number
  • 362.2'923'092
  • 362.2923092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Kemp, Cathryn
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  • Kemp, Hilda
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Poor children
  • London (England)
  • Biography
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'We ain't got no drink, Pa' : the heart breaking true story of a little girl's struggle to survive in the slums of 1920-30s East London, Hilda Kemp, Cathryn Kemp
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781409158400
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781409158400
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
'We ain't got no drink, Pa' : the heart breaking true story of a little girl's struggle to survive in the slums of 1920-30s East London, Hilda Kemp, Cathryn Kemp
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781409158400
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781409158400
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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