Oona King

Oona King’s father is African-American, her mother Jewish from Newcastle. She was for 8 years the Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green & Bow. She wrote of her experiences in her wonderfully honest memoir, House Music.
The East End Now and Then
Bernard Kops remembers the East End of his childhood, desperately poor and teeming with Jewish immigrants, full of hopes and ambition. His Hamlet of Stepney Green brought the vernacular East End voice to the stage and made him famous overnight. Monica Ali’s novel Brick Lane, explores the difficulties its Bengali residents experience today, receiving huge acclaim and success but a mixed reception within the community itself. In Oona King’s new memoir,House Music, she admits she loved r...