Books and writers

December’s free guided local history walk

‘My Vauxhall’, your guide Gabriel Gbadamosi, Thursday 19 December, 12.30-1.30pm Join award-winning Vauxhall-born novelist, poet and playwright Gabriel Gbadamosi on a festive walk back in time, memory and imagination to a Vauxhall of snow-covered bomb sites, dark icy railway tunnels…

Another gong for Gabriel Gbadamosi’s novel Vauxhall

Gabriel Gbadamosi, Vauxhall-born novelist, poet and playwright (and Vauxhall Society committee member), has just won the ‘Best International Novel’ award at this year’s Sharjah International Book Fair for his autobiographically-tinged novel Vauxhall. Even before it was published Vauxhall was a winner,…

TALK: Waterloo: The Way It Was – 24 April

• What was life like in Waterloo in the Thirties and Forties? • What was an “airy”? • How, where and when do you wash discreetly if you don’t have access to a bath? • What qualifications are required before…

Vauxhall: A Little History – order direct

Vauxhall: A Little History is a full-colour paperback by Ross Davies, Chairman of the Vauxhall Society. Described by the London Evening Standard as ‘must-read for members of Parliament’, Vauxhall: A Little History is, writes Vauxhall author, film and TV star…

These Were Our Sons – order direct

In 1922 the names of 574 local men who perished in the First World War were carved into the panels of Stockwell’s War Memorial. Who were they? The book contained the stories of the jack-the-lads, fraudsters and underage volunteers, as…