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Question What are you reading?

Tangled up in Blue

Certified Senior Citizen
May 24, 2004
Sant Cugat del Vallès
Perhaps not quite as Facebook friendly as what music are you listening to but I imagine a few Zoners might be interested to know what their fellow Shrimpers are currently reading.
To get the ball rolling I'm presently enjoying Ian Sinclair's mammoth "Hackney,That Rose-Red Empire".
It's an excellent read for anyone familiar with Sinclair's work,Hackney or just lovers of good writing in general.
My brother ,who posts on this site as Shrimpero, used to live in a rented flat in the Borough before his move over to South London and then the Wild South West ie Cornwall.
So I have a working knowledge of the topography from quite a few extended stays there.In fact Rectory Road is even featured on the cover!
Certainly remember fondly a couple of Billy Bragg gigs at the Hackney Empire plus the Rock Against Racism march and subsequent Victoria Park, Clash and Tom Rob gig.
That serves as a good intro to Sinclair's first hand accounts of some of the characters who used to live in Hackney.
Even Astrid Proll lived there at one time.How's that for revolutionary chic? :-)