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GabriellaThomas
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December 11, 2017, No comments

Gabriella Thomas, a Brixton resident and clinical psychiatric nurse specialist working with children and families, has published her first children’s book. The Cats of Butterwick Sands follows the adventures of […]

Butchers, Bakers, Curry Goat Makers: Belly Full review

November 4, 2017, No comments

One of our favourite reads over the summer and autumn has been Riaz Phillips’ Belly Full, a colourful, stylish exploration of UK Caribbean food cult ...

The Big Easy: Japaneasy review

November 4, 2017, No comments

Nanban’s Tim Anderson says anyone can turn Japanese After winning Masterchef and popping up left right and centre all over London, Tim Anderson is n ...

Joshua Willing novelist and journalist

“Killing Rumer” a novel with a badass heroine appeals for crowdfunding

October 24, 2017, No comments

South Londoner Joshua Winning is crowdfunding on the unbound.com site to raise the money to get his novel Killing Rumer published. With a week to go, ...

  • Broxkwell Lido
    Lido set to star in film and novel
    October 15, 2017, Comments Off on Lido set to star in film and novel

      Brockwell Lido is set to feature in a major film based on a novel by former Brixton resident Libby Page. The novel, The Lido, her first, is due to […]

  • George Lewkowicz
    Podcast novel sees Brixton become a place of pilgrimage
    October 1, 2017, Comments Off on Podcast novel sees Brixton become a place of pilgrimage

    George Lewkowicz (aka Super­bard) – no stranger to our pages with stories about his Edinburgh Fringe shows – has made it to home turf with a podcast novel, The White […]

  • Book cover of Usain Bolt's biography: Legend
    Book giveaway: new biography celebrates Bolt
    September 4, 2017, Comments Off on Book giveaway: new biography celebrates Bolt

    Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet, last month called time on a sprint career that has seen him win eight Olympic gold medals including the 100m and 200m […]

  • Kids in library
    Summer reading challenge at Brixton library
    July 20, 2017, Comments Off on Summer reading challenge at Brixton library

      The annual national Summer Reading Challenge is back at Brixton library and will continue until children go back to school. The challenge is for children to read up to […]

  • Police car in Brixton at night
    Policing can be a painful privilege
    June 9, 2017, Comments Off on Policing can be a painful privilege

    The police have a hard time in Brixton. We all want crime to be dealt with quickly and efficiently and we all want it done politely and with a light […]

  • Cover of the Book A Brockwell Boy
    When Brockwell Park had its own speaker’s corner
    June 5, 2017, Comments Off on When Brockwell Park had its own speaker’s corner

    What better welcome for a new edition of A Brockwell Boy than the return of nesting swans and cygnets to the park that is the subject of the brief book […]