Rod: The Autobiography Setting & Symbolism

Rod Stewart
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Archway Road

Archway Road is located in north London and is the birth place of Rod Stewart. The street was heavily bombed during the second world war, prompting Stewart's father to board up the windows. The home where the Stewart family lived, 507 Archway Road is described as a two-story terraced building with a backyard. In addition, the Stewart family lived up the road above a candy and newspaper shop. The inhabitants in the surrounding neighborhood were largely honest, hardworking people—factory employees, plumbers, craftsmen, and day laborers, but the neighborhood itself lacked the kind of opportunities Stewart needed to pursue his life dreams.

The Eel Pie Island Hotel

The Eel Pie Island Hotel, in Twickenham England was "an ancient, damp ballroom stuck out on a lump of land in the middle of the Thames and reached by a rickety wooden footbridge" (Page 45). The hotel is where Stewart...

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