Saturday, July 18, 2009

If I was in London right now . . .

. . . I'd be attending this meeting:

Dockers and Detectives’ with Ken Worpole

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Location: Housmans Bookshop

5 Caledonian Road - Kings Cross

In the 1980s writer Ken Worpole interviewed a number of well known novelists and political activists in London's East End, such as Simon Blumenfeld, Alexander Baron, Jack Dash, on how they had mythologised the area in their books and political writings. Here he talks about that making of East End mythology and plays extracts from those recordings.

I read Dockers and Detectives about fifteen years ago. A wonderful book and a gateway to discovering such forgotten writers as Alexander Baron, James Hanley and Dan Billany (Billany was a member of the Hull Branch of the SPGB for the leftist trainspotters out there).

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