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Date For Your Diary : The Gentle Author in Piccadilly

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“Next week, I shall be climbing aboard a number twenty-three bus at Liverpool St Station and going up west to alight in Piccadilly Circus, then walking down Piccadilly to just where this photograph was taken and entering Joseph Edgerton’s modernist shop front of 1935 that you can see on the right.


Originally opened as Simpsons of Piccadilly, today it is Britain’s largest Waterstones bookshop where I shall be giving a MAGIC LANTERN SHOW at 7pm next Wednesday 5th February showing one hundred of my favourite photographs of London old and new, selected from more than sixteen thousand pictures I have published on these pages, and telling the stories of the people and the places.


It is my honour to present this as the inaugural event in The London Salon and tickets are free but should be reserved by emailing”


The Gentle Author


Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:


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