Lucy Mangan

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 »

Event review: Croydon Till I Die, at Bookseller Crow, Crystal Palace, Thursday May 21st

Posted on May 26th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 2 comments

Militant Cronx dweller Liz Sheppard-Jones gets to grips with suburban identity

I woke up on the morning of Friday 8th May with a strong desire to place the British electorate on a giant collective naughty step, there to consider how its behaviour and attitudes could be improved. And, at the end of a fascinating evening at the Bookseller Crow store on Westow Street, Crystal Palace, I wanted … 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 »