Books

Mark Waddell: the street sign poet on how Kentish Town inspires him

The NW5 poet and performer renowned for his street signs, free poem-takeaways and live ...

The fascinating history of Camden Town’s record shops

An exclusive extract from Garth Cartwright and Quintina Valero's new book of the capital's ...

7 North London bookshops we’re pleased to step inside again

From second-hand to brand spanking new, it's heart-warming to see all these back up ...

Anoint My Head

Ricky Gervais managed my band in the 1990s

Andy Macleod on the tragic tale of a Kentish Town band who didn't become ...

Page-turners! 12 local novels for lockdown

From soapy classics and domestic dramas to crime romps and LGBTQ thrillers, these enjoyable ...

Two Metres: a photo book documenting the pandemic in Camden

Kenwood Ladies Pond photographer Ruth Corney on her thought-provoking portrait of how Covid affected ...

Take a literary tour of these inspiring local blue plaques

Freelance reporter Jennifer Rigby plots a self-guided north London city hike with a purpose

Why Little Green Street features in Joanna Briscoe’s The Seduction

The acclaimed NW5-based author of Sleep With Me on how the locations in her ...

The fascinating tale of Angler’s Lane – and the River Fleet

Author Travis Elborough's new book explores forgotten corners of cities across the globe