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A.S. Jasper At The Museum Of Childhood

September 5, 2017
by the gentle author

We are delighted to be collaborating with the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green to stage a celebration on Thursday 14th September at 6:30pm of our publication of A HOXTON CHILDHOOD. In our handsome new edition of A.S. Jasper’s classic childhood memoir of growing up in the East End at the beginning of the twentieth century, A HOXTON CHILDHOOD is accompanied for the first time by the sequel THE YEARS AFTER which completes the story.

If anyone ever wonders why we need a National Health Service, proper Council Housing or laws to ensure decent working conditions, they should read A.S. Jasper’s candid and heart-breaking account of life in the world before these things came into existence.

Terry Jasper will speak about how his father became a writer, Henrietta Keeper will sing and Derrick Porter, the Poet of Hoxton, will read poems inspired by his childhood in Hoxton. Additionally, everyone is invited to bring a childhood photograph to show us. Click here to book tickets

A. S. Jasper, Author & Cabinet Maker

Henrietta Keeper, Machinist & Singer

Derrick Porter, Printer & Poet

Click here to order a copy of A HOXTON CHILDHOOD & THE YEARS AFTER

4 Responses leave one →
  1. September 5, 2017

    As a performance poet I wish to support the poet Derrick mentioned here today. We are the last of the true romancers our thinkology is so different seeing the world in a different dimension and live in a creative world, one which brings together beautiful words. These words are sometimes called ‘word flow on’ which could happen at 2am in the morning, one has to get it down then, or all is lost bye bye sleep. Poet John Bristol

  2. September 5, 2017

    I remember visiting the museum with my three year old son[now 52] when my husband was at RNC Greenwich and the memories it brought back. Now I find myself the custodian of the childrens TV series ‘Further Tales of the Riverbank’ which I am trying to preserve on a web site. Childhood memories are so precious and stay with us for ever becoming more alive as we age. I look forward to reading ‘A Hoxton Childhood’

  3. Damien Thomas permalink
    September 5, 2017

    I would love to know who did the illustrations and cover for AS Jasper’s book? It wasn’t Terence Greer by any chance? I will get a copy and look forward to reading it.

  4. the gentle author permalink*
    September 5, 2017

    It was James Boswell

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