Amongst a stack of books in Waterstones ‘we like’ was Chelsea Chicks. Now if, like me, you love wandering around London reading the blue plaques on buildings to see who once live there and wondering what it was like back then, you’re going to love this book.
Forget the ‘chicks’ bit, this is like years and years of gossip columns crammed into one small book about the going on’s behind the now blue plaque’s and streets in one of London’s most iconic areas. Did you know Whistler lived in Chelsea? Yes the Whistler as in “Whistler’s Mother”.
Chelsea Chicks is the story of Chelsea and the people that have graced it with their presence, from Henry VIII to Alonso (Formula 1) being spotted by young girls at the Chelsea Farmers Market.
A great light book, makes you smile and laugh and amazes you with bits of history that no boring dusty history book ever will.
Release Date: May 2000 (Hardback)
Publisher: Andre Deutsch
Author: Maria Perry