Life in Cosmopolitan London
Hardback 428pp Illustrated
9780300151947   Product Code: 17086
In this study of Soho and its residents and habitues, Walkowitz poses the question: how did this tiny area on the eastern edge of London's fashionable West End become a potent incubator of metropolitan change? Discussing the restaurants, clubs and clothing stalls, political emigres and various ethnic groups, the book examines how Soho became known as a 'relaxed zone of freedom and toleration ... where the usual rules did not apply'.