Saturday, 7 November 2009

Life by the South London river-side (1911)

Today, November 7, is the anniversary of the death of Alexander Paterson (1884-1947). Prominent in social policy and prison reform in Britain, he served during WW1 and was twice recommended for a Victoria Cross. There is more on his life and work at www.infed.org/thinkers/paterson.htm

His influential, and readable, book Across the bridges : or, Life by the South London river-side (1911) will be of interest to anyone wanting to better understand life in the area. It has recently become available through the Internet Archive at www.archive.org/details/cu31924031226008

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