Portobello Road: Lives Of A Neighbourhood by Julian MashPortobello Road: Lives Of A Neighbourhood by Julian Mash

Portobello Road: Lives Of A Neighbourhood

byJulian Mash

Hardcover | July 25, 2014

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Designed as a series of snapshots, told through the eyes of those who have lived it, this is the alternative history of a street rich in diversity, full of fascinating voices and unlikely encounters. Portobello Road and the surrounding neighbourhood is perhaps the most important source and barometer of social and cultural change in Britain over the last fifty years. Themes of slumification, gentrification, London as a melting pot, vintage fashion, independent record labels and the life and death of record shops emerge from these street-level accounts of the dealers and DJs, film-makers and fashionistas, punks, politicians, producers and poets who make the street what it is. In four sections covering the market, the music scene, the Carnival and the changing local population, Julian Mash weaves together their extraordinary stories.

JULIAN MASH graduated from the University of East Anglia with an MA in Creative Writing in 2011. He spent much of his twenties running a record label and playing in a band before coming to the conclusion that neither activity was beneficial: one lost him money whilst the other was bad for his health. He has lived and worked in and arou...
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Title:Portobello Road: Lives Of A NeighbourhoodFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:July 25, 2014Publisher:Frances Lincoln AdultLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0711234906

ISBN - 13:9780711234901

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"a charming addition to the canon. ÿThe 'Lives' in the subtitle - a colourful cast of rock stars, bohemians, hustlers and slum landlords - are brought to life in such detail, you can almost smell the jerk chicken."