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

Melanie McGrath

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: John Murray Press

Published: 7th Feb '19


This is the story of the Roman Road, an East End pie and mash shop and the lives and loves of the people who have worked and eaten there.

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SKU: 9781473641976

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA NON-FICTION CROWN, THE ANDRE SIMON FOOD BOOK AWARDS AND THE FORTNUM & MASON BOOK AWARDS’Filled with hearty goodness and packed together with care, this will go down a treat’ Evening Standard | ‘Rich and compelling’ Spectator | ‘Extraordinary and very moving’ Julian Fellowes | ‘Beautifully written, carefully researched, wonderfully told’ Danny WallaceThe 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.’Draws you right into the heart of the vibrant East End community’ Rosie Hendry’Pacey and breath-taking . . . I loved every word’ Carol Rivers

Additional information

Weight 0.178 kg
Dimensions 18 × 128 × 198 mm
Page Count 256