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The Battle of Cable Street


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 128 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 01/06/2022 ISBN: 9781800901087

The Battle of Cable Street

Tanya Landman

Barrington Stoke

Elsie witnesses the rise of antisemitic fascism in 1930s London in this gripping new story from award-winning author Tanya Landman.

Life has always been tough on the streets of Stepney, where Elsie and her brother Mikey are growing up in a vermin-infested slum nicknamed “Paradise”. But the rise of anti-Semitic fascist Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirts in the 1930s stirs up trouble between families who have lived closely together for years, and Elsie sees friendships torn apart. When Elsie and Mikey attend a Mosley rally, intending to heckle and cause trouble, they soon see how dangerous the situation has become, but out in the streets the fascists find that people will stand and fight against them and against hatred in what becomes the dramatic Battle of Cable Street.

Selling Points:

  • Explores a key period of British inter-war history that has received little attention in fiction, yet remains hugely relevant for modern readers – ideal for encouraging discussion about politics.
  • Written from the perspective of a Jewish family, with a focus on jewish identity at the time.
  • Carnegie medal winning author Tanya landman is renowned for her historical fiction and won the Scootish Teenage Book Prize for her Barrington Stoke novel One Shot.


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