Portobello paperback writer

To mark the publication of ‘Portobello Road – Lives of a neighbourhood’ in paperback, Julian Mash will be at Waterstones Notting Hill Gate on the 8th July at 7pm where he and Travis Elborough will be discussing London and selling copies of the book. This alternative history of London’s most iconic street paints a vivid picture of one of Britain’s most famous neighbourhoods and chronicles the changes over the decades, from a hotbed of social revolution and creative innovation in the 60’s and 70’s to a home for the super rich and upmarket brands in recent times. From third and fourth generation fruit and vegetable traders, through to musicians like Damon Albarn, Julian interviewed over 60 Portobello stalwarts and is not downcast about the future of Portobello, “there is still a wealth of interesting things happening, you just have to look a little bit harder these days”.

Tickets are a mere £3 including a glass of wine – call 0207 229 9444.

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