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An Invitation from The Gentle Author

February 26, 2012
by the gentle author

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  1. jeannette permalink
    February 26, 2012

    party down, you deserve it.

  2. jo watts permalink
    February 26, 2012

    will the book have everything in it that has been on here?

  3. February 26, 2012

    I dearly wish I could be there, as a long time fan (and an especial lover of Mr. Pussy), but am stuck here in Santa Monica, California. I am poised, indeed impatient, to buy your book, however, and shall do so at the first moment it is offered!

    Ah, there, never mind. Ordered it from Book Depository. It will be lovely to read you NOT on a computer for a change!

  4. gillian darley permalink
    February 26, 2012

    have a wonderful evening – shame I can’t be there (had hoped to be) to thank you for so much delight over the last months.

  5. February 26, 2012

    Ooooh, I so wish I could! Have a really wonderful evening.

  6. Catherine permalink
    February 26, 2012

    I will wish you well from over here in Australia. Have a wonderful evening!

  7. Helen Curtis permalink
    February 26, 2012

    It’s a date ! Will definitely be there.

  8. February 26, 2012

    I can’t wait for this. We will be there!

  9. February 26, 2012

    unfortunately, I can not be there due to the distance.
    But amazon said that your book landed yesterday in Bologna, it’s almost here!
    I hope to read on your blog something about the introduction before start reading the book.
    Have a great evening!

  10. February 26, 2012

    I would very much have liked to attend, but am out of the country on this date.
    I hope the event goes well, and shall look forward to reading about it.
    Wishing you well.

  11. Annie permalink
    February 26, 2012

    Cannot attend but would dearly love to. You will no doubt look resplendent (quite the boulevardier) and everybody will have a deliciously convivial time. Hope you make a ton of sales and enjoy the plaudits.
    Hug for Mr Pussy, if you please

  12. Rowena Macdonald permalink
    February 26, 2012

    I am very much looking forward to it. I saw the book on sale in Lutyens and Rubinstein bookshop in Notting Hill last week, so news of Spitalfields Life has spread out West…

  13. February 26, 2012

    This is so exciting, let the bells ring!

    See you there.

  14. Lesley permalink
    February 26, 2012

    Looking forward to it!

  15. February 26, 2012

    Wish I could be there… have a wonderful evening!

  16. 'liza permalink
    February 26, 2012

    What a lovely invitation; wish I could be there. Hope you all have a wonderful time

  17. Chris F permalink
    February 26, 2012

    I wish I could be with you.. Have a great night… Eat drink & be merry… Then go home and start on book 2!

  18. Chris F permalink
    February 26, 2012

    I’ve just watched the related video on Amazon.. It was great to see your subjects in the flesh looking at and commenting on your book… You could see how proud and amazed those individuals were to have been included in this tome. Maybe this could be the next step? A few videos of your interviews with just the participants talking, if you wanted to remain enigmatic. Just a thought. ‘Spitalfields Life’ the movie! Now who would we get to play you?

  19. Lizzie permalink
    February 26, 2012

    New trousers – huzzah! No trip to Primark this year. ; ) LOL

  20. Chris G permalink
    February 26, 2012

    I hope to be there – It has been and is still an excellent blog.

    Will the book be available on the night?

  21. Dawn permalink
    February 26, 2012

    Those of us dear readers parted from the East End by vast seas warmly wish everyone an evening of convivial mirth and epic Homeric celebration. Rest assured that we are there with all of you in spirit. Eat, quaff, and be merry, gentle author, in your new trousers. I raise my pint in fellowship here in Virginia. Congrats and here’s to the success of your book! Bottoms up!

  22. AnKa permalink
    February 26, 2012

    Congratulations and thank you for the invitation! It’s great that you turned all this work and love of Spitalfields and its people into a book. I will certainly buy one. Not sure I can come to the book launch though, as I’ll be at another launch in Shoreditch that night. Hope there is still something left to write about…. ;-)

  23. February 26, 2012

    Have a simply splendid evening. I am looking forward to reading the book.

  24. the gentle author permalink*
    February 26, 2012

    Books will be available on the night and it will be my pleasure to sign copies for anyone that so desires.

  25. Emily permalink
    February 26, 2012

    This is so exciting, I can hardly wait – for the party AND to read the book!

  26. Pete Biernis permalink
    February 26, 2012

    I am going to make the trip down to London look forward to it

  27. February 26, 2012

    have fun gentle author – i expect a full round-up of the events as they happened in a future post!

  28. February 26, 2012

    OMG – i just had a harry potter moment – i thought the people in the photos in the blog were MOVING, like they do in harry’s newspapers!!!!
    (i just watched the amazon video – BRILLIANT!)

  29. February 26, 2012

    Oooh, Iwanna go. Would I need an invitation?? xxx

  30. the gentle author permalink*
    February 26, 2012

    Simply come along, Dan!

  31. gmb permalink
    February 27, 2012

    Congratulations, gentle author. Wish I could be there, but slogging away in New York City. I hope the book flies off the shelves.

  32. Jaki permalink
    February 27, 2012

    It’s a date! :)

  33. timothy scalliwag permalink
    February 27, 2012

    hope you, The Gentle Author, and all in attendance have a wonderfull evening. would love to be there but distance prevails and all that lark. Rough Trade shipped my copy last week and its wonderful to hold and read, and the postcards, and signed, makes for a happy scalliwag.
    Thank you The Gentle Author :)

  34. February 27, 2012

    I hope you have a really good party, it sounds like such fun, I would love to be there. With love, Linda x

  35. TokyoDon permalink
    February 28, 2012

    Gah – I’ll still be in Japan so can’t make it. Would have loved to be there. I don’t suppose there’s any chance of a live feed?

    I’ll still buy the book though – and wish the GA the best of luck in his new trousers and shirt on the night!

    Thanks as always for your wonderful writing.

  36. February 28, 2012

    So wish I could be there to see your new trousers!
    Hope the evening swings like a well rung bell!
    Congratulations and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  37. Ruby Wolf permalink
    February 28, 2012

    Oh, I wish I could join you but I’m stuck in Melbourne, Australia. Today I received my copy and it’s brilliant. I can’t wait to tuck into bed to read it. Have a wonderful launch.

  38. Miss Gherkin permalink
    February 28, 2012

    You seem to be all set, right down to the new trousers and new shirt! Am looking forward to Friday!

  39. February 28, 2012

    It’s in the diary!

  40. Joan Rose permalink
    February 28, 2012

    We are really looking forward to celebrating the birth of your marvellous book with you. See you on Friday.

  41. Ana permalink
    February 29, 2012

    I gave up reading blogs, that I found were solipsistic and tedious. This blog overturned all that. Glad to have found it, but unfortunately live all the way downunder, so am looking forward to the book.
    Congratulations and all the best on the night.

  42. February 29, 2012

    The best way to describe an area is done by the Gentle Author. Good Luck with the book, how much is it?

    I plan to be there with the boards and frolicks! X

  43. March 1, 2012

    What a wonderful achievement. You have set a unique standard. I have just completed a book of street photography and thought it was a good job until I encountered your book. Your hard work and integrity is incredible in a world of commercial sound bites. Grass roots wins through every time. Your approach inspires me to continue on my journey.

  44. March 1, 2012

    I’m hoping to pop along. I love your blog, I love the look of the book and I’m bound to love what it has inside too.

  45. March 1, 2012

    Splendid. Love the blog and really looking forward to coming to the launch tomorrow.

  46. March 2, 2012

    I will toast you here in Brooklyn. Congratulations on the publication of your wonderful book.
    I wish I could be there in more than spirit.

  47. March 2, 2012

    Today is the day. I hope the new trousers don’t get stage fright and the cakes are the only ‘eccling you get (forgive me). Wish you’d done it a month ago and I could have been there and not in Sydney. All power to your writing elbow Gentle Author and may you never run out of things to write about.
    PP@ pimpmybricks

  48. Kayleigh Burgess permalink
    March 2, 2012

    Can’t wait to see you there! I look forward to sampling one of those delightful eccles cakes :)

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