London On Film

Outsiders & Eccentrics: London On Film

After finishing ‘Film Freak’ I realised that the book was more or less a requiem for popular British film, and that the only future for a national cinema seemed to lay in arthouse independents or films selling ‘Englishness’ to overseas audiences. Since then, all that has come to pass, with even the delightful ‘Paddington’ films […]

More London Books

Because you can never have too many, can you? Recently I wrote the foreword for Antony Clayton’s excellent ‘Subterranean London’, and now I’m doing one for this enjoyable and well-informed book of walks following the paths of London’s lost rivers (not quite out yet). You start researching on one area and pretty soon you’re knee-deep […]