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4 Sussex Place

Janson Woodall

Childhood memories of a 1950s London Boarding House. 
Together with the author’s gay unmarried mother here are the true amazing stories of a boarding house full of eccentric tenants, sex workers, refugees, naked men and much more.
With over 40 stories each illustrated by the author and a joy to read.

Book Cover 4 Sussex Place

Set in post-war 1950's London the book bursts with the amazing and true stories of the eclectic band of tenants that lived in his mother’s boarding house and who are etched into the author’s memory. It is also about the street life of 50s London, the bomb sites, cinemas, music halls, blistering cold winters and more.

"I really love it. Incredibly evacuate and moving, both the writing and the illustrations"

"This is a really touching story about Janson Woodall's eccentric upbringing in a 1950s boarding house.  The illustrations are idiosyncratic and full of clever detail such as the gas fires, clothes draped around, mice, cockroaches etc. A lovely book."


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