Pie and Mash down the Roman Road: 100 years of love and life in one East End market – Melanie McGrath

 

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Sunday 12 May

All Saint’s Vicarage Gardens & Hall

4.45pm, £5

SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA NON-FICTION CROWN 2018 AND THE ANDRÉ SIMON FOOD BOOK AWARDS 2019

The fascinating history of an iconic East End institution from the bestselling author of ‘Silvertown’, Melanie McGrath.

G Kelly’s Pie and Mash has been run by the same family in the Roman Road in Bow for nearly a hundred years; an East End institution and the still point of a turning world. Outside its windows the Roman Road has seen an extraordinary revolution – from women’s liberation and industrialisation to wars and immigration – and yet at its heart it remains one of the last traditional market roads of London.

‘Pie and Mash down the Roman Road’ is the biography of that shop and of the people – customers, suppliers, employees, owners – who passed through it, and continue to do so. Through vivid tales of ordinary lives the book tells the extraordinary story of the community living around the oldest trading route in Britain, and the true heart of the East End.

Melanie McGrath is an  award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction. As MJ McGrath she writes the acclaimed Edie Kiglatuk series of Arctic mysteries, White Heat, The Boy in the Snow and The Boneseeker. As Melanie McGrath she wrote the bestselling family memoir Silvertown. As Mel McGrath she is the author of the psychological thriller Give Me The Child.

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