Rachel Lichtenstein

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Rachel Lichtenstein is a writer, artist and archivist.[1]

In 1999 she wrote Rodinsky's Room with Iain Sinclair, and since then she has published Rodinsky's Whitechapel (1999) and On Brick Lane (2007).[2] This last will be joined by two other books, Hatton Garden and Portobello Road to form a trilogy on London street markets.

In 2003, she became the British Library's first Pearson Creative Research Fellow, producing a work entitled Add. 17469: A Little Dust Whispered – both as an installation within the Library, and a subsequent book.[1]

Ch.N.Katz was the last Jewish shop in Brick Lane, the story of this and other forgotten inhabitants of the area is told in Rodinsky's Room


  • Rodinsky's Room, with Iain Sinclair (Granta Books, 1999)
  • Rodinsky's Whitechapel, (Granta Books, 1999)
  • On Brick Lane,[3] {Hamish Hamilton, 2007}
  • Diamond Street: The Hidden World of Hatton Garden(2012)[4]
  • Estuary: Out from London to the Sea' (Hamish Hamilton, 2016)
  • Shoah (1993)
  • Add. 17469: A Little Dust Whispered (2003)

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  1. ^ a b "A Little Dust Whispered". Bl.uk. 2005-12-08. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  2. ^ Hilary Spurling. "Review: On Brick Lane by Rachel Lichtenstein | Books | The Observer". Guardian. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  3. ^ On Brick Lane was shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize.
  4. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/jun/24/diamond-street-hatton-garden-review