Here are some more books to consider if we are in this lockdown for the long run. If not they’ll make great Christmas presents!
29 Angel 9780244803810. A book by Barbara Tinsley and her father I devoured rapidly it faithfully portrays a 1930’s world that is rapidly slipping from our community memory. In a charming if earthy style it is the story of young Stanley growing up in a Victorian terrace in Angel Walk Hammersmith. The area was later truncated by the A4 fly-over. It is a piece of powerful social history but also contains a story of a secret garden enjoyed by father and daughter. There is a detective story to be solved. Whose garden was it and why was it left neglected for decades?
A must read for anyone living in the area or students of social history and the very different lives of our grandparents and greatgrandparents era.
A snippet is online here. It can be bought from Blackwells or Lulu.
Some more gems:
Fulham Past by Barbara Denny 9780948667435 lots of detail and photos
London’s Lost Rivers by Paul Talling 9781847945976 this includes several of our own.
How to Read London by Chris Rogers 9781782404521
More local books this time from Caroline MacMillan who will be familiar to the many who have taken her guided walks. www.westlondonwalks.co.uk The vibrant modern photographs are interspersed with historical notes anchoring them to the past. As well as the history of the area, each book contains two guided walks.
Wild about Fulham 9780993319310
Wild about Hammersmith and Brook Green 9780957044777
Wild about Shepherd’s Bush and Askew Road 9780993319327
Again for those seeking fiction anchored in our area then try:
London by Edward Rutherford of Sarum fame 9780099551379
Capital Crimes Edited by Martin Edwards 9780712357494
The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz 9781784757236 opens on the Fulham Road!