Salaam brick lane is a journey of discovery by an outsider in his own native city it offers an explicit glimpse of the underbelly of londons most infamous quarter the real life world of monica alis bestselling novel charming brilliant affectionate and quietly impassioned it manages to be balanced humane and life affirming . I approached salaam brick lane with some trepidation fearing it might be rather a patronising posh lad slums it in the east end take on life in one of londons most dynamic and challenging communities its fair to guess that brick lanes marvellous melting pot of nationalities and names doesnt include too many people called tarquin. Salaam brick lane a year in the new east end tarquin hall on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers after 10 years living abroad tarquin hall wanted to return to his native london lured by his nostalgia for a leafy suburban childhood spent in south west london. I ordered salaam brick lane after reading and reviewing tarquin halls new detective novel the case of the missing servant in that book set in todays delhi both old and new hall makes modern day india both high and low come alive with his wonderful characters and descriptions of indian society. Salaam brick lane a year in the new east end by tarquin hall 256pp john murray 1699 when jack london came to london in 1902 he stayed in highgate and contacted thomas cook the travel
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