You Asked For It
…and have only yourselves to blame. For several years now you’ve been asking me to write a Bryant & May London guide, and now seems the perfect time to do it. I’ve been able to visit a great many buildings without the impediments of traffic and tourists.
Originally I had baulked at the idea simply because there are so many London books out there that the city has its own shelf in bookshops. I needed a fresh handle on the material, and now I have it. I’ll be avoiding all obvious subjects – you won’t find much about Big Ben or Buckingham Palace in it because that’s the kind of material you can find in any London book.
Besides, with Arthur Bryant and John May in charge of your itinerary, I can promise that things will take a turn for the unexpected, so that it will read like a regular Bryant & May book without the murder plot. I already have a lot of ideas about what will be in it, and the research has been conducted over the course of the last few years. I’ve had a green light and we’re full speed ahead.
While you’re waiting, the paperback of ‘Oranges & Lemons’ will arrive, followed by my most epic Bryant & May novel, ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’.
If you think there’s anything of special interest that should be included in the guide, now’s the time to suggest it. So yes, Jan and Snowy and the rest of you, perhaps there’s hidden knowledge the public should know about! (And maybe I should include the East End’s cockney ATMs…)