Don’t be thinking I’m cussing my town now! I ain’t. My heart belongs to London for better for worse, ’til death do us part. For all of its faults (and I am in no denial of the multitude), it’s also funny, clever, ever-so British whilst being happily the most multicultural city in the world. Yes, the world. Londoners are funny. I know you may not believe me, under all that grump, surly faces and impatience, is a naughty sense of humour and an tendency towards impish behaviour. Undercover, that is. This book captures everything about my favourite city and exactly why I like it so much. The humour is simple, maybe slightly childish, but at the same time funny, quick and smart. It’s tongue-in-cheek and mocking but warm-hearted and loving too. It’s the very best of London’s softer side. It’s what makes London, London. And whilst we’re drowning in a sea of saccharine Jubilee and London-themed products and advertising, it’s nice to have a dose of gritty realism, just to balance things out. Another thing that London does so well, gritty realism. Some images should be rather depressing but the light-hearted humour softens the blow and changes the tears to laughter. And that’s no bad thing, especially with the Olympics coming up. Ahmmm.
Put together by freelance radio producer and creator of Shit London website, Patrick Dalton is a true Londoner’s Londoner. Thank you, sir, if I were Mayor you would be granted Freedom of the City.
Shit London by Patrick Dalton
- Hardcover: 112 pages
- Publisher: Portico an imprint of Anova Books (July 07, 2011 )
- Language English
- ISBN: 1907554343
- Price: GBP 8.99
- Product Dimensions: 15 x 19.6 x 1.5 cm
Images with thanks to Anova Books