The Year of Reading Dangerously


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 »



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 »