The Hooligan Nights: Being the Life and Opinions of a Young and Impertinent Criminal Recounted by Himself and Set Forth

The Hooligan Nights Being the Life and Opinions of a Young and Impertinent Criminal Recounted by Himself and Set Forth Young Alf was a self styled hooligan and Clarence Rook made him the subject of this portrait of the lore and language of teenage gangland in London in the s Rook made excursions from his safe and

  • Title: The Hooligan Nights: Being the Life and Opinions of a Young and Impertinent Criminal Recounted by Himself and Set Forth
  • Author: Clarence Rook
  • ISBN: 9780192812568
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Young Alf was a self styled hooligan and Clarence Rook made him the subject of this portrait of the lore and language of teenage gangland in London in the 1890s Rook made excursions from his safe and respectable world to meet Young Alf at the Elephant and Castle, lambeth Walk, and elsewhere and he describes the seedy locations and incidents he witnesses in a witty pYoung Alf was a self styled hooligan and Clarence Rook made him the subject of this portrait of the lore and language of teenage gangland in London in the 1890s Rook made excursions from his safe and respectable world to meet Young Alf at the Elephant and Castle, lambeth Walk, and elsewhere and he describes the seedy locations and incidents he witnesses in a witty perceptive style.

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    1. Interesting one, this Lee Jackson of victorianlondon decided to use some of his archive of digitised Victoriana to raise a bit of money to help support the site and put this for sale as a Kindle book for the minimum price of 86p So I thought I d give it a try.Rook was apparently a Victorian journalist and this book claims to be a true account of his conversations with a young Lambeth criminal called Alf a hooligan when that word was new It is what you might expect from a journalist writing about [...]



    2. Clarence Rook apparently not a pseudonym in spite of C Rook being a fun coincidence with the subject matter is a journalist claiming to have interviewed Young Alf, a criminal who has outsmarted the coppers for so long that he s an old hand at the age of 17 During their meetings, Young Alf describes all the scams and dodges he uses to get by without doing any honest work You need to suspend disbelief to accept that Young Alf would trust the narrator with so much information about his activities, [...]


    3. I ll file this on the bookshelf beside Richard Allen s Suedehead and Knuckle Girls sensationalist pulp about youths who enjoy a tasty bit of tea leafing and violence Ealthy, ain t it


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