Bob Stanley


Croydon ’til they die: Andy Miller and John Grindrod in conversation

Posted on July 15th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

Croydon is the super ‘burb, pin-up and lightning rod for all that post-war development promised then (arguably) failed to deliver. This summer, celebrated authors John Grindrod and Andy Miller have explored suburban identity in their literary roadshow, Croydon Till I Die.

Here are John and Andy on how their four book-readings in Crystal Palace, Shoreditch, Fairfield Halls and the Brecon Beacons came about, what they set … Read More »



Have you heard what they’re saying about Croydon?

Posted on June 8th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 4 comments

What debt does urban civilisation owe to Croydon? Bernadette Fallon on wrangling, rebuttal and getting supermodels on the record

Mention the word ‘Croydon’ to someone and you’re likely to get one of three reactions:

(a) fiercely dismissive – “Croydon”, said in the tone of voice one might use when discussing the inner circles of Hell

(b) fiercely protective – “are you having a … Read More »



‘Croydon Till I Die’: a series of summer events celebrating the suburbs

Posted on May 6th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Authors Bob Stanley, Lucy Mangan, John Grindrod and Andy Miller are to present ‘Croydon Till I Die’, a series of events celebrating the cultural life of the suburbs.

Release begins:  “I think it’s the most derogatory thing I can say about somebody or something: God, it’s so f**king Croydon!” David Bowie (ex-Tin Machine).

The borough of Croydon has borne the brunt of decades of mockery from the likes … Read More »