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On Publication Day For My Album

October 17, 2013
by the gentle author

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The Album is published with the generous investment of the following readers of Spitalfields Life – Fiona Atkins, Jill Browne, Dana Burstow, Rosemary Burton, Robson Cezar, Stephane Derone, Charlie de Wet, East London History Society, Gerald Elfein, David Ethier, Ceryl Evans, Diana Fawcett, Lynda Finn, Hardy Ford, Susie Ford & Jonathon Green, Janice Fuscoe, Deby Goldsmith, Libby Hall, Carolyn Hirst (on behalf of Rowland Hirst), Barry Jackson, Michael Keating, Richard Long, Anthony Loynes, Mirela Mardare, Philip Marriage, Irene Mcfarlane, Annie Medcalf, Jack Murphy, Museum of British Folklore, Tatiana Nye, Terry Penton, Sian Phillips & Rodney Archer, Jonathan Pryce & Kate Fahy, Honor Rhodes, Corvin Roman, Tim Sayer, Elizabeth Scott, Melanie Shaw, Vicky Stewart, Neville Turner, Robert Welham and J.M.Winkler.



CLICK HERE to buy your copy direct from Spitalfields Life and have it signed or personally inscribed by the Gentle Author.




Faber Factory Plus part of Faber & Faber are distributing The Gentle Author’s London Album nationwide, so if you are a retailer and would like to sell copies in your shop please contact who deals with trade orders.

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  1. William Sovie permalink
    October 17, 2013

    Wonderful and congratulations!
    Wishing I could be there to celebrate with all of you.
    All the best from Toronto.

  2. Glenn permalink
    October 17, 2013

    Congratulations….see you tomorrow night!

  3. Jeannette permalink
    October 17, 2013

    so excited for you. love from new mexico.

  4. SBW permalink
    October 17, 2013

    Many congratulations from me, I wish you a wonderful evening. s

  5. Rupert Neil Bumfrey (@rupertbu) permalink
    October 17, 2013

    Very best wishes for a superb publication day.

  6. Ruth Offer permalink
    October 17, 2013

    Wish I could be a fly on the wall!
    All the very best – enjoy the evening and congratulations.
    Looking forward to getting a parcel very soon!
    Kind regards fromRuth (Tenterfield NSW Australia)

  7. October 17, 2013

    just bought my copy and looking forward to receiving it, all the best!

  8. October 17, 2013

    Have fun, and congratulations! Valerie

  9. Glyn Winchester permalink
    October 17, 2013

    Congratulations GA and all involved!! Have requested my son to hop over the river and buy one for my Crimbo present! Hope he gets there before you sell out!! Enjoy your celebration!!

  10. Debbie Wales permalink
    October 17, 2013

    As a recent subscriber to the Gentle Author I couldn’t agree more! As a girl born within the sound of the Bow Bells I will most certainly be hoping to purchase a copy of this gorgeous book. Wishing everyone a super “East End” Knees-up!

  11. colin permalink
    October 17, 2013

    Have a marvellous evening, this book is a testament to your love of London – looking forward to getting my hands on a copy!

  12. October 17, 2013

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to seeing this intriguing book.

  13. October 17, 2013

    Congratulations, and have fun! Looking forward to getting my copy!

  14. Debbie and Jimmy Christou permalink
    October 17, 2013

    Wishing you a warm congratulations and much success! We look forward to receiving our very own copy. We wish we could be there to celebrate with you. Cheers from Debbie and Jimmy in California!

  15. October 17, 2013

    Love the film & the book. See you on Friday!

  16. Tracy permalink
    October 17, 2013

    As a longtime reader and of your site, let me also add my congratulations on the publication of your album. Even though I live in Toronto, Canada, my daily visits to your site feel like mini-day trips to East London. A friend of mine is visiting London in January and I will ask that she look for/purchase a copy of the book.

    Once again, Congratulations on the album.

  17. October 17, 2013

    Congratulations, Gentle Author! Have a bun and a pint for me!

  18. Andrew Smith permalink
    October 17, 2013

    Congratulations. It has been great to see it all come together via your website.

  19. Cherub permalink
    October 17, 2013

    Congratulations on getting a piece over on the BBC website about this.

  20. Patricia Niven permalink
    October 17, 2013

    Huge congratulations, TGA!
    What a delight!
    See you tomorrow.

  21. Chris Miles permalink
    October 18, 2013

    Just ordered my copy from Vancouver Island as a reminder of happy years spent in Bethnal Green.

  22. October 18, 2013

    well done specially to the dear brave,inquisitive and hard working gentle author who makes this magical space /repository for so many to feel connected through the stories.
    and to all who want this to happen ie* to feel connected through a shared spirit……….Spitalfields Life is my favourite blog of all time
    love Jane x

  23. October 18, 2013

    One of the finest compendiums of all that’s best about the capital. And I’m hugely proud to have been a part of it

  24. October 18, 2013

    All best wishes: to add to your international bag of greetings, here’s mine from South West France.

  25. October 19, 2013

    Congratulations and well done!

  26. Janice Humpage permalink
    October 21, 2013

    Many congratulations GA, love your posts to start each day — your wonderful book will enter into many family homes and get past down through the generations to be enjoyed by all.

    My very best wishes,

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