Streets of Sin: A Dark Biography of Notting Hill

The History Press
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A short walk away from London's West End lies Notting Hill—one of the capital's most exclusive residential districts and a celebrity hotspot. But this outwardly genteel enclave has its shocking secrets. Streets of Sin delves into Notting Hill's distinctly murky past, and relates the deplorable scandals that blighted the area from its development until the late 20th century. Bestselling London historian Fiona Rule sheds new light on notorious events that took place amid the leafy streets, including the horrifying murders at Rillington Place, the nefarious career of slum landlord Peter Rachman, the Profumo affair, and Britain's first race riots, and reveals what life was life in Notting Hill during its dark years when murder, extortion, and disorder were everyday occurrences.
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Fiona Rule is a London historian whose previous books include the bestselling The Worst Streets of London and London's Docklands. In 1998, she set up her own marketing and research company, and, after successfully completing a diploma course in local history from the University of Oxford, began to specialize in historical writing and research. Jerry White is the author of London Stories, Rothschild Buildings, and Zeppelin Nights.
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Publisher
The History Press
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Published on
Aug 3, 2015
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9780750965613
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Europe / Great Britain
History / Social History
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