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Coarse Cockney Rhyming Slang By Ed West
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Cockney is the dialect of East London. It was back in the 14th century that the term ‘cockney’ was first coined, as an insult by country folk to describe working class Londoners and their... More > speech – cockeneyes meaning rotten egg, or, more literally, the egg of a cock. The dialect developed as the capital grew in Tudor and Georgian times, but it didn’t become an identifying feature of London life until Charles Dickens popularised it in the 19th century. By this stage anyone born within the sound of the bells of St Mary Le Bow church, about a mile East of the City of London, was deemed to be a Cockney. And it is for rhyming that Cockney is most famous. The origins of this are unclear, but it was probably done to keep non-Cockneys ignorant of what was being said. The dialect is full of pitfalls for the innocent, but with this easy-to-use dictionary you should be able to slip into Cockney circles smoothly, without anyone ever suspecting that you are some sort of West London Charlie Ronce.< Less
The Life and Times of a Cockney Boy : 1929 - 1949 By Reginald Hedgecock
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First time Author, London in the Thirties. The Blitz, Evacuation, Flying Bombs and Rockets. National Service.
A PEA-SOUPER (Poems from London's old East-End) By RON S KING
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My poems are written as the English is spoken, the slang words very pronounced. There has been much made of the ‘Cockney Rhyming Slang’, expressions like ‘Daisy Roots’,... More > meaning boots… And a ‘Boat Race’, meaning face. But what is not well known is that the slang terms are also made up from ‘Thieves Slang’ and ‘Prison Slang’, all thrown in so a Hotch-Potch of East-End terminology is arrived at. At the back of this book is a glossary of terms, to make the understanding of these expressions easier to grasp…< Less
The Pirates of Maryland Point By Dot Gumbi
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The greatest prize at the London 2012 Olympics isn't gold...it's the Holy Grail. There’s a rumour there’s treasure buried beneath the 2012 Olympic site. And that a secret army is going... More > to find it. Only nobody believes it. But when a mysterious group of pirates move to the East End, people become suspicious. And when Cockneys start disappearing, the Pearly King demands answers. But that’s the least of Oscar’s worries - all he wants to do is kill some cockroaches. The problem is, he’s using a chemical weapon to do it. And he has to get rid of it before the police find out. "If you like Robert Rankin, Jasper Fforde or Douglas Adams - this is for you." "Cockneys fighting pirates! What more could you want from life?"< Less
The Ultimate Guide to British Pop Culture By M Morgan
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The Ultimate Guide to British Pop Culture is a fun way to learn about a wide range of current phrases, slangs, and local hot spots. With this guide in hand you will never feel out of place.
Dead Poets Pen By Gary Allen
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Dead Poets Pen, the works both Poetical and Philosophical of Gary Allen known as 'The Cockney Bard'. Extraordinary collection of writings from this remarkable man.
Pie 'n Mash 'n Liquor By Dodge Rogers
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A collection of brand new songs and stories for old London town. A celebration of life in this wonderful city since the second world war. Contains over 180 original songs, each written in a... More > traditional cockney pub sing-a-long style and each with the author's very personal notes explaining why every one is special. A totally unique account of life in London.< Less
Pie 'n Mash 'n Liquor HB By Dodge Rogers
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A collection of brand new songs and stories for old London town. A celebration of life in this wonderful city since the second world war. Contains 180 original songs, each written in a traditional... More > cockney pub sing-a-long style and each with the author's very personal notes explaining why every one is special. A totally unique account of life in London.< Less
The Pumpkin Lantern By John Hudson
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John Hudson’s The Pumpkin Lantern takes us on a geographical, cultural and linguistic journey from his origins in the East End of London through his confrontation with death to the... More > questioning of the value of permanence and the beginnings of a love affair with transience.< Less
The Pumpkin Lantern By John Hudson
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John Hudson’s The Pumpkin Lantern takes us on a geographical, cultural and linguistic journey from his origins in the East End of London through his confrontation with death to the... More > questioning of the value of permanence and the beginnings of a love affair with transience.< Less