Suggs and the City: Journeys through Disappearing London

Suggs and the City: Journeys through Disappearing London

Suggs and the City Journeys through Disappearing London Armed with a spirit of adventure a passion for London and a trusted A Z Suggs embarks on an unpredictable journey through the bustling main drags and little known side streets to explore the eccentr

  • Title: Suggs and the City: Journeys through Disappearing London
  • Author: Suggs
  • ISBN: 9780755319251
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Armed with a spirit of adventure, a passion for London and a trusted A Z, Suggs embarks on an unpredictable journey through the bustling main drags and little known side streets to explore the eccentric story of his extraordinary home town Having lived in London as man and boy, this is Suggs s personal take on an ever changing London, a city whose traditions and foibles aArmed with a spirit of adventure, a passion for London and a trusted A Z, Suggs embarks on an unpredictable journey through the bustling main drags and little known side streets to explore the eccentric story of his extraordinary home town Having lived in London as man and boy, this is Suggs s personal take on an ever changing London, a city whose traditions and foibles are under threat from the march of time From the suited and booted tailors of Savile Row to the sex traders of bohemian Soho, by way of quaint and quirky habitats, brilliant but beleaguered boozers, the exotic eateries that have made London a gastronomic heartland and a music scene that s both the envy of the world and dear to Suggs s own heart, Suggs and the City is a journey under the skin of a living, breathing city It s a guided tour of the quirks of its chaotic center and the surprises of its sleepy suburbs And it s a love letter from one of its favorite sons.

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    Lord Suggs of Camden Town takes you on a journey all over the Capitol of England. Showing all the places that use to be the greatest places to be. Restaurants, cafes, public houses, cinemas, live music venues, houses with stables and much, much more, all done with style, agility and wit from the Madness front man.Journeys through disappearing London shows you how trends and fashions change while luxurious buildings of the times get totally forgotten about in general. Quick get on the trail, befo [...]

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    A great concept for a book this - written in 2009 and quite timely, as I look on with interest at the 2015 campaign to save Soho.This is a love letter to London. Not the touristy bits, but the pubs, restaurants, houses, shopping and sports arenas that are the staple of the working classes.Its nice that Suggs is not a traditionalist - he recognises that London is constantly re-inventing itself and it always has. This is a look back at the people and places that shaped London. Some are still avail [...]

    This is a really great book. Ska and 80s pop legend Suggs from Madness takes us on a tour of London, the city where he grew up and that was so important to the career of his seminal band. The book is categorized in a couple of different ways. There are chapters that focus on a particular subject and then there are ones about certain important districts, such as Soho and Camden et al, which keeps the narrative fresh and interesting. From places he remembers from his childhood to where a trusting [...]

    The writing style is very friendly, down to earth and non-pretentious. The author's genuine love and enthusiasm shone through but he is a heavyweight Punster. The puns kept on coming so much so that a couple of times he apologized for them or even followed them up with a 'Boom Boom'. Unfortunately this did limit how much I could read of the book in each sitting. A real shame as it was otherwise extremely interesting and it would have been an easy 4 star rating. There are 10 chapters covering dif [...]

    I've been to London stacks of times but I really want to go back with this book in my hand so I can look at the place with fresh eyes. Some fascinating stories from someone who has lived and breathed the place his entire life. I confess to a certain amount of bias as I'm a big fan of the author in his day job, but this was an easy and interesting read. There was a TV series called Disappearing London on which the book was based and it's worth seeking that out too (available on DVD).

    Suggs has turned his charm and charisma to writing about his life in and around London, how he remembered it then and how he still loves it now. Witty and highly-readable, it's how I imagine he'd tell you his story over a pint or two.

    If you like London read it! Suggs writes well and is easy to read. It's like listening to a real expert on the subject he loves.

    His cheeky chappie persona became rather wearing over time as he squeezed yet more mediocre puns into an otherwise interesting set of snapshots of disappearing London

    I really enjoyed this as I am a North Londoner so knew a lot of the places Suggs was writing about. Not sure if it would be quite so interesting otherwise!

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