Streets of Sin

Streets of Sin

A Dark Biography of Notting Hill

Hardback224pp Illustrated240x160mm

9780750962384     Product Code: 501238


Now an upmarket residential enclave, Notting Hill in the 1950s was a run-down, crime-afflicted area, notorious for Christie’s murders at 10 Rillington Place. Fiona Rule tells its troubled story, from the mid 1700s when Notting Hill was a tiny rural community on Richard Ladbroke’s estates, through the arrival in the early 1800s of Arthur Lake, who dealt in London’s soot and sewage, to the murderers, street-fighters and evil landlords of the 20th century, ending with the area’s recent gentrification.

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