History Press 2013
Paperback 256pp Illustrated
9780752499369   Product Code: 23433
After a brief history of Portobello Market, from the capture of Porto Bello during the War of Jenkins' Ear to the problems facing market traders today, Blanche Girouard presents informal interviews with more than 30 local residents, costermongers and stall-holders selling vintage clothing and antiques. The traders' stories - and the interruptions to serve customers - are full of humour and anecdote that convey the lively traditions of London's last antique street market.