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Mar 30, 2008 1:21 am

"Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be"

That's the title of a successful musical by Lionel Bart that was notable for encouraging the use of authentic Cockney accents on the London stage.

And here's a thoughtful review of three new books about London's East End. As Neil O'Sullivan explains,"the good old days" were not as good as some people like to remember them.

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