Skip to content

What The Gentle Author Did Next

May 23, 2024
by the gentle author


Regular readers will know that it is not my custom to speak about myself too much, but I was persuaded to give an interview at some length to the estimable Albion Magazine which devotes itself a serious exploration of British culture. Readers may find it of interest to learn of some of my activities beyond this daily blog.

I feel honoured that my interview with Isabel Taylor has been published as the lead feature in the magazine’s twentieth anniversary edition.

You can read it by clicking on this link to ALBION MAGAZINE



Tickets are available for The Gentle Author’s Tour of Spitalfields on Saturday 25th May

15 Responses leave one →
  1. Laura Spira permalink
    May 23, 2024

    What a wonderful article! And so beautifully written, truly doing justice to the achievements of an amazing person. I so enjoy reading each day’s blog, many thanks for all you do to chronicle the East End. My late mother was born there and she would have enjoyed it immensely too.

  2. May 23, 2024

    What a fabulous article, hearing everything you do and have done is exhausting, I don’t know how you squeeze it all into a day, thank you for your wonderful blog and for introducing me to all the wonderful stories and characters through the blog, some of whom I’ve only met in print and some in real life. I moved to the east end 8 years ago and your blog has helped me find a sense of community

  3. May 23, 2024

    Now is exactly the right time for this long-awaited report. By reading TGA’s blog every day, you also get a more accurate picture of the author himself over the years. But some things are now becoming even clearer thanks to the interview.
    I took today’s post as an occasion to check how long I’ve been a subscriber — my subscription was confirmed on 20 April 2017, but I’ve been reading the blog itself for much longer.

    The Gentle Author himself has become part of the history of London’s East End through his work. Through his intervention, a number of issues in the city of London have been brought to the attention of the public — and solved. And his commitment will be needed for a long time to come.

    I wish the “London Robin Hood” continued strength, imagination and perseverance. I will stay tuned!

    Love & Peace

  4. Pete Kurton permalink
    May 23, 2024

    I really like the whole idea of the gentle author. The articles are wonderful to a 77 year old Londoner like me.

  5. Jane Berry permalink
    May 23, 2024

    This was so interesting. Every morning As soon as I wake up I make a cup of tea and savour it with the days blog. My days have their ups and downs but they always start well and give me food for thought so a heartfelt thank you to TGA.

  6. Kate Amis permalink
    May 23, 2024

    This is a wonderful and richly deserved piece in praise of the Gentle Author . It captures your curiosity and absolute respect for all the people you write about. I know that my first cup of tea in the morning would not be the same without the daily instalment of Spitalfields Life! Thank you.

  7. May 23, 2024

    What a wonderful portrait of TGA!

  8. Milo permalink
    May 23, 2024

    Most interesting. Makes you sound like a will-o-the- wisp. Keep it up.

  9. May 23, 2024

    Congratulations! I’ve been a Spitalfields Life reader for many years, so I already knew the broad scope of your involvement in the East End; but for you, I would never have realised what a vibrant community and enduring history it has, and your commitment to it is heroic.

    You deserved this article.

    Thank you!

  10. Adele permalink
    May 23, 2024

    A well written and well deserved homage to TGA.

  11. Peta Bridle permalink
    May 23, 2024

    Kind and patient. Supportive to so many. A one off in life – a good person.
    Many thanks for all your amazing stories. Supporting artists, photographers, Shopkeepers and Buildings of note. A David V Goliath!
    With much gratitude

  12. May 23, 2024

    What an absolute treat!

    Many thanks to this publication for shining a light on you,GA.
    Take a bow. Hurrah and huzzah.

  13. gkbowood permalink
    May 24, 2024

    So heartwarming to read this story about you, Gentle Author! Thank you for doing good in this world and bringing gladness to all your readers as well. I appreciate your constant optimism when the darkness of Winter gets to me. Those Spring trips out and about are especially enjoyable to read and especially those lovely flower photos. Please give all the cats in your life a good rub on the cheek from all of us!

  14. Robin permalink
    May 24, 2024

    Oh my goodness what a wonderful interview! So many points of great wisdom, insight, and empathy for everyday people. GA, your perspective on history — “we live in a time when notions of history are really in a crisis and are being challenged, and there’s a whole revolution going on about what we think history is.” — is one I take to heart. Without your revolutionary view, so much of the East End’s history and community would be lost.
    Many thanks to you, as always.

  15. Richard Kirker permalink
    June 13, 2024

    Yes, a very well-deserved journey around the remarkable gifts and discerning insights of a rare. much needed and admired human being.

Leave a Reply

Note: Comments may be edited. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS