Diamond Street - The Hidden World of Hatton Garden
Rachel Lichtenstein came to Jewish Book Week to uncover the world of Hatton Garden, “one of the most secret streets in England”. Intimately connected to the area both personally, through her family’s jewellery business, and as an artist-archivist of London streets, Lichtenstein explored the extraordinary and vanishing history of this mysterious quarter, a hub of ancient burial sites, diamond workshops, underground vaults, subterranean rivers, monastic dynasties and forgotten palaces.
Rachel Lichtenstein is a writer and visual artist. She is the co-author of Rodinsky’s Room, with Iain Sinclair. Rachel is currently writing a trilogy of non fiction books exploring London streets, the first On Brick Lane, was published in 2007 and shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize. The second, Diamond Street: the hidden world of Hatton Garden was published in 2012 to much critical acclaim. A volume on Portobello Road will follow.
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