Friday, 16 July 2010

Independent Booksellers Week - Local History Evening

We had a week full of events during the national celebration of Independent Booksellers Week and we were really lucky to be able to have two local historians hold a fascinating talk here in the shop. There were some really interesting facts told on the night, for example does anyone know which wife of a famous U.S. president went to school in Southfields? Thank you to Neil and Peter for an entertaining evening.

Neil Robson author of Roomy Villas, showed an interesting selection of photos of the local Southfields area and was a mine of local information for our eager audience. His book focuses on the story of the Southfields Grid and it's surrounding area.

Famous and Infamous Londoners is a compilation of thoroughly researched true stories of Londoners through the ages, well known and little known alike - their lives, loves, pastimes and crimes. Peter de Loriol has compiled a great book of their stories, that weave a tapestry of London through the ages.

Both books are available in the shop. Roomy Villas £6.99, Famous and Infamous Londoners £14.99