Those people who have been long-term followers of this blog will know that I have had an idea that it might be turned into a book (vigorously promoted in the Comments section by Mark Fisher). Today I finally got hold of a copy of East London which is due to be published by Thames and Hudson on April 27th. (actually the copy is on temporary loan from the editor of the RA Magazine). It is everything I hoped it would be and more, a most beautiful piece of design and book production overseen by Harry Pearce of Pentagram, who has completely understood how to turn a blog into a book by retaining the smallness of the pictures and the casual movement of the eye across the page. Also, he encouraged me to commission maps which provide the finishing touch, including a fold-out map as the endleaf. I am not allowed to tell you that it can be pre-ordered from Amazon (only £19.95), but I can encourage you to buy it from John Sandoe books (http://www.johnsandoe.com/product/east-london), who are kindly also stocking fifty copies of the special edition, which Harry tells me is – as it should be – even better, as well as much more expensive (http://www.johnsandoe.com/product/east-london-special-edition/):-
The yellow stickers mark references to the RA.