Book review: Spitalfields Life, By The Gentle Author


The “Gentle Author” began a Spitalfields Life blog in 2009. It consists of quietly respectful interviews with local people around the writer's manor, just east of the City. Fine photographs and drawings adorn a lovely printed version.

This devotion to craft matches the vocation of Londoners who make, serve, sell, help, build or simply live in ways that enrich the urban fabric. East End life tumbles from these cornucopian pages. After this labour of love, “the city has become a more human place for me”. It will for every reader too.