The Battle of Cable Street

by Tanya Landman

Sara Mulvanny (Illustrator)

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Elsie witnesses the rise of antisemitic fascism in 1930s London in this gripping new story from award-winning author Tanya Landman.

Life has always been tough on the streets of Stepney, where Elsie and her brother Mikey are growing up in a vermin-infested slum nicknamed “Paradise”.

But the rise of antisemitic fascist Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirts in the 1930s stirs up trouble between families who have lived closely together for years, and Elsie sees friendships torn apart.

When Elsie and Mikey attend a Mosley rally, intending to heckle and cause trouble, they soon see how dangerous the situation has become, but out in the streets the fascists find that people will stand and fight against them and against hatred in what becomes the dramatic Battle of Cable Street.

  • ISBN13 9781800901087
  • Publish Date 2 June 2022
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country GB
  • Imprint Barrington Stoke Ltd
  • Format Paperback (B-Format (198x129 mm))
  • Pages 120
  • Language English