A London Country Diary (Paperback)
Mundane Happenings from the Secret Streets of the Capital
Tim Bradford, Stewart Lee
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For fifteen years, Tim Bradford has meandered round the quiet streets of his North London home, seeking out
the ordinary and the extraordinary, the sublime and the ridiculous. A London Country Diary documents his wanderings – he attempts to rescue a deer in Clissold Park, talks to a magical old man in Holloway, breaks up a fight in Stoke Newington and has issues with foxes in Highbury. And that’s just the beginning.
All of life is in these pages. Well, some. OK, just a little bit. But with its idiosyncratic wit and charming illustrations, this book is a timely reminder that you can find beauty, humour and life, wherever you call home.
Tim Bradford is an illustrator, artist and writer. He is the author of The Groundwater Diaries (4th Estate, 2004) and Small Town England (Ebury, 2010), described as a ‘warm, kaleidoscopic romp of a reminiscence’ by Stuart Maconie. He frequently publishes illustrations in When Saturday Comes and the Guardian, and is otherwise to be found tramping the streets of London looking for musical instruments, old bookshops or lost rivers.
He lives in Stoke Newington and Co. Clare, Ireland. See more at timbradford.com.
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