David Charnick

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The Dark Side of East London

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Death and the City

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Dear Charnowalkers,

Last time I mentioned how slow January can be - well, February's much the same! Especially when the weather is as unreliable as it has been. As I mentioned in the last post, my February tours were on the legal side, exploring crime and the law in the City and the East End. Most went ahead, but with small audiences.


My last tour of the month was 'To Make the Punishment Fit the... Read more of this blog post »
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