In nineteenth-century London, the hum of the city was a far cry from what we know today. Instead of the blaring horns, screeching brakes, and sirens, the
sound on the street was of vendors peddling their wares, usually in song--many of these songs have survived and can be heard sung by children on playgrounds
everywhere. The appeal of that special time has been recaptured in the Cries of London series, which was started with the ever- beloved Apple Lady in 1991.