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The Resource A fish supper and a chippy smile : love, hardship and laughter in a South East London fish-and-chip shop, Hilda Kemp, Cathryn Kemp

A fish supper and a chippy smile : love, hardship and laughter in a South East London fish-and-chip shop, Hilda Kemp, Cathryn Kemp

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A fish supper and a chippy smile : love, hardship and laughter in a South East London fish-and-chip shop
Title
A fish supper and a chippy smile
Title remainder
love, hardship and laughter in a South East London fish-and-chip shop
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Hilda Kemp, Cathryn Kemp
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1950s and 60s Bermondsey, the fish-and-chip shop was at the centre of the community. And at the heart of the chippy itself was 'Hooray' Hilda Kemp, a spirited matriarch who dispensed fish suppers and an abundance of sympathy to a now-vanished world of East Enders. For 'Hooray' Hilda knew all to well what it was like to feel real, aching hunger. Growing up in the slums of 1920s south-east London, the daughter of a violent alcoholic who drank away his wages rather than put food on the table, she could spot when a customer was in need and would sneak them an extra big portion of chips, on the house. With a cast of colourful characters - dirty ragamuffins, struggling housewives, rough-diamond gang members - Hilda's story is one of grit, romance, nostalgia and British endurance
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StDuBDS
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Kemp, Hilda
Dewey number
  • 942.1'640855'092
  • 942.1640855092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Kemp, Cathryn
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  • Kemp, Hilda
  • Bermondsey (London, England)
  • Bermondsey (London, England)
  • Fast food restaurants
  • History
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A fish supper and a chippy smile : love, hardship and laughter in a South East London fish-and-chip shop, Hilda Kemp, Cathryn Kemp
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
9781409158424
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781409158424
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
A fish supper and a chippy smile : love, hardship and laughter in a South East London fish-and-chip shop, Hilda Kemp, Cathryn Kemp
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781409158424
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781409158424
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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