While we are enormously proud to announce the publication of our first book, Today South London, Tomorrow South London, it simply would not have been possible without you, dear reader. We can only thank all those who pledged funds to get it off the ground, those who shared our posts, or who poured us pints. This is for all of you. Though you didn’t have to stay in all summer writing the fucking thing, did you? So think about that for a bit, yeah?
What is it? Well, it’s an alt guide to living and loafing in the wonky wonderland south of the river. Dulwich Raider and Dirty South record off-beat days out and urban adventures featuring pubs, cemeteries, galleries, hospitals and pubs again, often in the company of their volatile dealer, Half-life, and the much nicer Roxy.
As of today, Deserter has joined Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, Muriel Spark, Graham Greene and Hanif Kureshi on the bookshelves of South London storytelling, though some may feel our book more closely resembles The Good Pub Guide or Ice Cold in Anerley.
We would urge you to support your local independent bookshop though, just as we would your local independent pub. Though you may have to bring your own booze.
Yes, we had to toil untold hours, neglecting family, sleep and necessary liquids. Well, family anyway. A lifetime in the making, we are now able to emerge, blinking into the daylight, to see if they still open at 11am (they do). Don’t thank us. Just buy a copy, if not two. There’s always someone you’ve forgotten at Christmas and chances are they could do with bucking up their ideas.
Finally, while it is naturally disappointing that our Christmas advert should have been ruled impermissible, we feel it’s important to stand up for what we believe in. More details here, where can also watch the ad in full, although we may have to go to prison if you do.
Thank you – and cheers!
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