Not Expecting Miracles by Alice Linton

Centerprise ISBN 0 903738 538Published 1982 80 pages softbackAlice Linton was born in Hoxton in 1908, and in her book she descibes life in the area before, during and after the First World War, up to the time of her marraige. Honest and unsetimental, its power is nowhere more apparent than the describtion of a long stay in hospital.This is another little gem from Centerprise telling the story of a working class girl’s life growing up in Hoxton in the early 1900’s. Pitfield Street Baths, Daddy Burts and the Nit Nurse are all included; has some B&W photos.