The authors have lived in Hackney for many years. They are both active socialists and campaigners in the Stop the War Coalition.
A People’s History of London, by Lindsey German and John Rees is a look at London from Roman times t0 today. It is not the story of kings and princes, or of the rich and powerful, but of the people of the city who have time and again campaigned and fought to make the city a better place. Its story is of defeating the fascists at Cable St in 1936, of the Peasants’ Revolt which was played out in London, of the young immigrant women matchgirls who struck in 1888, and of the squatters and campaigners today.