Newham Bookshop logo 1978-2018

Monday 18 June at 7 pm at Conway Hall

Shore 2 Shore

Shore 2 Shore

with

Carol Ann Duffy

Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay and Maura Dooley, with music by John Sampson

An evening of readings by some of the
finest poets at work today. More details…

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Newham Bookshop celebrates
40 years’ trading, 1978-2018

Maps of London & Beyond

Thursday 21 June at 7.30 pm at The Wanstead Tap

Adam Dant
Maps of London
& Beyond

Newham Bookshop

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Saturday 10 am – 5 pm


Tuesday 12 June at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap


Pie and Mash Down the Roman Road
Pie & Mash Down the Roman Road
is published in hardback
by Two Roads at £18.99.

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Tickets £5 online
from Newham Bookshop
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Great range of beers and sophisticated soft drinks
We are delighted to welcome our friend Melanie McGrath to The Wanstead Tap,
in conversation with another friend, Duncan Barrett
Melanie McGrath

Melanie McGrath
Pie & Mash
Down the Roman Road

100 years of love and life
in one East End market

This is the story of the Roman Road, an East End pie and mash shop, and the lives and loves of the people who have worked and eaten there.

G. Kelly’s Pie & Mash has been run by the same family in the Roman Road in Bow for nearly a hundred years; an East End institution and the still point of a turning world.

Outside its windows the Roman Road has seen an extraordinary revolution – from women’s liberation and industrialisation to world wars and immigration – and yet at its heart it remains one of the last traditional market roads of London.

Pie & Mash Down the Roman Road is the biography of that shop and of the people – customers, suppliers, employees, owners – who passed through it, and continue to do so.

Through vivid tales of ordinary lives the book tells the extraordinary story of the community living around the oldest trading route in Britain, and the true heart of the East End.

Melanie McGrath was born in Essex, and is the author of critically acclaimed, bestselling non-fiction, including Silvertown and The Long Exile, and writes fiction as M.J. McGrath. She also writes for the national press and is a regular broadcaster on radio.

Duncan Barrett

Duncan Barrett is the author – with Nuala Calvi – of the bestselling The Sugar Girls and G.I. Brides, and, on his own, Men of Letters.