East End life will be explored in what should be a fascinating evening at Finchley Church End Library on Monday November 25, when author Ruth Badley will be 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. There will be a 45mins discussion followed by a 15 mins Q&A session with a prize for the best question.
This free event starts at 6.30 pm and will end at 8.00 pm. Finchley Church End Library is at 318-320 Regents Park Road, London, N3 2LN.
Ruth Badley’s book looks at the impact of a hidden family tragedy across three generations, examining parent and child relationships through three generations of the author’s family. Her 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. A non-linear narrative moves from present day Dubai, to 1960s and 70s North London, and to the Jewish East End between the wars. The story concludes in east London during 2017.
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NB: THIS IS NOT A JEECS EVENT, BUT SHOULD BE REALLY INTERESTING