Monday, 15 October 2012

The Joy of Essex out soon

My new book The Joy of Essex is published on Oct 30. Featuring my epic climb to the top of the Basildon Hollywood-style sign on the A127, an exploration of Bas Vegas, Lucy off Towie in her boutique, bovine attacks in Canvey Island, Henry Moore and Mr Drew in Harlow, lashings of Tiptree jam, the not very secret anymore nuclear bunker at Kelvedon Hatch, Ken Dodd in Clacton, the first pub in Frinton, Roman arches in Colchester, the most dangerous alley in Romford, Stanford-no-Hope, Phill Jupitus getting wistful about sunshine on Leigh and much much more...


  1. Just listened to your interview with Iain Dale on an exiled member of God's Own County currently residing on the Dorset coast, this made me very homesick and desperate for a visit to Romford Market, Tilbury Docks and the Lea Valley Viaduct...will certainly be buying the book and hope to see more of your Essex adventures soon...regards, Michael


  2. Cheers Michael and glad you enjoyed the interview... Dorset can never compete with the Essex Riviera! They need a few more containers at Durdle Door...