Thursday, 24 January 2013

Essex: the only way is up?

There's a  full page feature on Essex in the Guardian today about Jonathan Meades' documentary The Joy of Essex showing on BBC4 on Jan 29 and an art exhibition based on former Leigh resident Helen Mirren (who described Essex as "the armpit of the world") at the Focal Point Gallery in Southend. Sadly no mention for my book The Joy of Essex, but at least it proves Essex is trending… Click on the link to read.


  1. Radio 4 , Friday 25th Jan 7.15pm Canvey's finest, Wilko Johnson;

  2. Although I am longing to see the new TV show I do wish your book had snuck in... although of course it may have done without you even realising. i imagine Helen Mirren didn't get a postcard telling her she was in it for all the wrong reasons! Nicola

  3. Very pleased I got to see him in Canvey in 2010 and then at his book launch last year. Thanks Liam, I'll check out Wilko tonight. And I'll be interested to see what does get mentioned by Jonathan Meades, Nicola.