Archive for 2006

All the articles posted on this website can be found here, organised in chronological sequence according to their date of writing or first publication.

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The Quaysides of Brick Lane: Walking with Emanuel Litvinoff »

October 7th, 2006 | Posted in: Articles in Books

Published in Iain Sinclair (ed.), London: City of Disappearances, London: Hamish Hamilton, 2006, pp. 233-253.

Douglas Goldring’s Little England »

September 7th, 2006 | Posted in: Articles General, Englishness and British national identity

Ostensibly a review of David McKie’s book, Great British Bus Journeys, this is actually about Douglas Goldring, a pacifist, conservationist and bus-travelling founder of the Georgian Group, whose idea of ‘Little England’ was inspired by the example of Ireland’s Sinn Fein movement. Published in the London Review of Books, 17 September 2006, pp. 19-22.

Industrial bread and a ship full of bombs »

July 12th, 2006 | Posted in: Articles General, Heritage & History

Some reflections on history and heritage in East London and the Thames estuary. I refer to ‘Millennium Mills’, an old flour mill standing opposite the Millennium Dome, and the Richard Montgomery, a sunken US Liberty ship loaded with explosives that lies not far offshore from Sheerness – whence it was memorably described by the resident German novelist Uwe Johnson.