A Child of the Jago
A sketch of the Old Jago from the first American edition of A Child of the Jago, 1896
A Child of the Jago is an 1896 novel by Arthur Morrison.
A bestseller in its time, it recounts the brief life of Dicky Perrott, a child growing up in the "Old Jago", a fictionalisation of the Old Nichol, a slum located between Shoreditch High Street and Bethnal Green Road in the East End of London.
In popular culture
- Worpole, Ken (18 July 2008). "The Blackest Streets, by Sarah Wise - Dirt, death and decency". The Independent. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
- Gould, Mark (21 June 2006). "Battle of the boundary". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
- A Child of the Jago in the collection of the University of Adelaide library eBooks@Adelaide
- Radio 4 'The Jago' 'The Jago: the blackest pit in London' - broadcast BBC Radio 4, 1985
- Conference on 'Child of the Jago' Saturday 2 November 2013, Queen Mary College, University of London
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