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26 October, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
PLEASE NOTE: Signings will be in both bookstores; Chorleywood 10-11am and Gerrards Cross 11.30am to 12.30pm
NO NEED TO BOOK PLEASE JUST COME ALONG
We are pleased to welcome to the bookshop, Radio DJ MIKE READ, Television Presenter and Journalist, who is releasing his first book of a series “A 1000 YEARS OF A LONDON STREET” – DENMARK STREET
It’s a comprehensive dive into the fascinating history of London’s Denmark Street, the first of a series entitled, ‘A Thousand Years of a London Street’.
In Mike’s own words, from the introduction to the book:
Denmark Street, and the site on which it was built, has witnessed a millennium of mass murderers, rock stars, inventors, serial killers, queens, rebels, rogues, lepers, poets, explorers, arsonists, swordsmen, activists, criminals, anarchists, racing drivers, reformers, schemers, dreamers, pirates, plague victims, great lovers, pioneers, regicides and songwriters.
The Beatles, Queen Matilda, Jimi Hendrix, The Kray Twins, David Bowie, Karl Marx, General Tom Thumb, Elton John, Tom Jones, Casanova, Claud Duvall, The Rolling Stones, Denis Nilson, The Sex Pistols, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin, Johan Zoffany and hundreds of other familiar names, all walked, worked, or wrote in this site. The New Musical Express and the Melody Maker were born here, and it was, for a century, the home of our great songwriters and the British music publishing industry.
Mike has been a broadcaster for over 40 years, he spent 5 years presenting the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show from 1981 and has worked for a number of other radio stations. The release of A Thousand Years of a London Street: Denmark Street, will be Mike’s 40th book to date.