They Won’t Let You Live is the story of two shop-owners – one Christian, one Jewish – running small family businesses in 1930s London. It tells of their stands against the decimating forces of big business, and the hopes and fears of their loved ones in a London blighted by depression, rising unemployment and destitution, at a time when fascists march in the streets and the inevitability of war in Europe looms. A merciless class system is examined, along with questions of racism, antisemitism and the battle between the sexes.
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