An East End family through three generations
Monday November 25. Finchley Church End Library, 318-320 Regents Park Road, London, N3 2LN. 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm. Free.
Author Ruth Badley in conversation with Kate Thompson talking about her book Where are the Grown-ups?, a tragic and uplifting story about a Jewish family in Stepney.
The author's maternal grandmother, Rose, a cigarette maker from London’s Jewish East End, died following childbirth in 1930 at the age of 25. The author’s mother, Sylvia was subsequently adopted by an aunt and uncle. The book recalls the author’s uncomfortable childhood memories and explores Sylvia’s story at an earlier time in east London.
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