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Out and about London
Thomas Burke
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Out and about London

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This is an OCR edition with typos.
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SOHO CARRIES ON Soho ! Soho 1 Joyous syllables, in early times expressive of the delights of the chase, and even to-day carrying an echo of nights of festivity, though an echo only. How many thousand of provincials, seeing London, have been drawn to those odourous byways that thrust themselves so briskly through the staid
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Published (first published 1919)
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Mar 10, 2012 Mel rated it liked it
I decided to read this book as it had been quoted in the recent Limehouse Chinatown essays I'd been reading. It has a chaper devoted to Limehouse depicting how it was in 1917. The problem with the book was that it was full of nostalgia. Harking back to the way things were in the past that was so much more interesting and colourful. The problem with this is that Burke admitted when he wrote Limehouse nights he hadn't actually been to Chinatown or spoken to any Chinese people. So when he said it ...more
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His first successful publication was Limehouse Nights (1916), a collection of stories centered around life in the poverty-stricken Limehouse district of London. Many of Burke's books feature the Chinese character Quong Lee as narrator.

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