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Read: Tales of Two Londons: Stories from a Fractured City

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I have a piece on Victoria Park’s model boating club in this new anthology of London writing also featuring the likes of Ali Smith, Iain Sinclair and Lynsey Hanley and edited by Claire Armistead.

More details here:

http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/tales-two-londons-edited-claire-armitstead/

 

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Event: A History of London Parks at the Bishopsgate Institute, 21 February 7pm

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Full details here:

http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/event/963/A-Walk-in-the-Park?&Keyword=&TypeID=

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Event: History Walk around Victoria Park Sat 17 Feb 1pm

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‘Discover why Victoria Park is loved by millions of its visitors every year and named ‘The Nation’s Favourite Park’ (2015/16) as local author and cultural commentator Travis Elborough takes you on a stroll to discover the park’s secret stories and hidden history. Travis’s recent book, A Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People’s Institution, a timely and loving exploration of green space was published in June 2016 to great critical acclaim.’

Spaces are limited – to book a place, please contact 0207 364 4504 or email victoriapark@towerhamlets.gov.uk

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Atlas of Improbable Places – new compact paperback edition out on 8 March 2018

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http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/history-politics/atlas-of-improbable-places-a-journey-to,travis-elborough-alan-horsfield-9781781317631

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Listen: BBC Radio 4’s Making History

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Tom Holland is joined by Dr Alice Taylor from King’s College in London and the historian of pop culture, Travis Elborough.

Helen Castor charts the course of the Prague Spring, that period of liberalisation in Czechoslovakia brought in when Alexander Dubcek became leader in January 1968. She hears from those who were there and those who study that period now and asks whether people had any inkling what an extraordinary year it would be.

Alice Taylor introduces a new project which will celebrate the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath in 2020. She explains how fact and fiction were brought together to create the notion of a Scottish nation and a document that would heavily influence the Constitution of the United States.

French Journalist Agnes Poirier leafs through the pages of Our Island Story, the 1905 children’s book that some argue not only re-imagined English history but then shaped the world-view of some of our political leaders.

Fresh from the publication of his book of twentieth century diary extracts, Travis Elborough discusses if the diary is dead in the digital post-truth age.

And Iszi Lawrence enlists the help of the world wide web in her search for the origins of the expression “hair of the dog”.

Listen here:

https://player.fm/series/making-history-1301281/one-thousand-nine-hundred-and-sixty-eight

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Listen: Festive Ghost Stories on Wolfgang Radio with myself, Andrew Martin, Syd Moore and Cathi Unsworth

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'Authors Syd Moore, Cathi Unsworth and Andrew Martin join host Travis Elborough for an evening of festive frights as they delve into the centuries-old spooky tradition of Christmas ghost stories, and share a few ghostly tales by the fireside.'
 Listen here:

https://radiowolfgang.com/s/soho-house-stories/lit-lab-ghost-stories

 

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Review: Our Century in the Daily Mail

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-5202505/Stocking-fillers.html

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