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At The Launch Of London Life

June 20, 2015
by the gentle author

Thankyou to everyone who came along to celebrate the launch of Colin O’Brien’s London Life, also to Truman’s Beer for providing us with unlimited refreshment and especially to The Society Club for hosting the event so magnificently. Contributing Photographer Simon Mooney slipped among the crowds to capture all the drama of a euphoric night in Soho.

Colin O’Brien photographed by Bob Mazzer, photographer of Underground, at the launch of London Life

Colin signed books for three hours non-stop

Crowds converged at The Society Club on Thursday night

Henrietta Keeper from Bethnal Green sang for the assembled throng

Patricia Niven greets Frederike Huber

Colin O’Brien congratulates book designer Friederike Huber

Robson Cezar, King of the Bottletops handed out posters to all

Babette Kulik of The Society Club meets Bob Mazzer

Photographer Patricia Niven takes a quiet peek at Colin’s book

Photographs copyright © Simon Mooney

On Tuesday 23rd June at 7pm, Colin O’Brien will giving an illustrated lecture at Waterstones Piccadilly, showing his photographs and telling stories of LONDON LIFE. Please mail to book your free ticket.

Meanwhile, Colin’s photography exhibition at The Society Club, Ingestre Place, Soho, W1, runs until 1st August.

5 Responses leave one →
  1. June 20, 2015

    Glad so many people came and enjoyed the evening. Valerie

  2. June 20, 2015

    It was a wonderful launch: congratulations again to Colin for a magnificent book – this is the definitive chronicle of London life – and to Friederike the designer and The Gentle Author. And I’ve only just realised that the bearded snapper is Bob Mazzer, maestro of the London Underground. Bravo!

  3. Marco permalink
    June 20, 2015

    You can tell Colin O’Brien is a clever man (on top of many other and more important reasons) by the fact the he’s using a simple Bic pen to sign copies of his book. So many others would have used luxury fountain pens, but he doesn’t need to show off anything.

  4. Kate permalink
    June 20, 2015

    Was a great evening and lovely to see so many people there. Didn’t make the cut of the photos though, shame lol. Loving the book, a sheer delight.

  5. Neville Turner permalink
    June 23, 2015

    A good set of black and white photo’s you can feel the weather in many shots, they are exactly as I remember Clerkenwell in that period.A well presented book and well bound ln book binding terms an excellent purchase.well done Colin O’Brien.

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