Dulwich Authors’ Evening – Books for Christmas

Beautiful books about Dulwich by Dulwich authors.

You can hear three local authors talk about their books, meet them and buy personalised copies at an event at the Old College Library, Dulwich College this coming Monday, 9 November. There will be a film maker and some wine there too.

Mireille Galinou will be talking about her recently published book, ‘The Dulwich Notebook’

4623797094The Dulwich Notebook is a new breed of London guidebook. The publication is about Dulwich now and what makes Dulwich such a special place to live. A must-buy for past, present and future residents of Dulwich and for anyone interested in the suburban story. The Dulwich Notebook is a snapshot of life in a London suburb at the beginning of the twenty-first century; in time it will offer historians a taste of the way things were.

The publication brings together historians, traders and residents who all played a significant part in the making of Dulwich as a modern neighbourhood. The author, Mireille Galinou, is a London historian – for many years a curator at the Museum of London.

The Dulwich Notebook by Mireille Galinou
Retail price: £17.99 – SPECIAL PRICE AT EVENT – £16.00

Ingrid Beazley will give a slide presentation on her books, ‘Street Art Fine Artbookcover

Two editions will be for sale, the hard back published in 2014 and the updated paper back published in 2015

These books document a three year project during which street artists from all over the world created works in and around Dulwich inspired the 17th and 18th century paintings in Dulwich Picture Gallery.  This collection of street art has become Dulwich Outdoor Gallery .   Curator Ingrid Beazley draws parallels between classic and contemporary styles, showcasing how works by painters such as Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Rubens, Van Dyck and Murillo have influenced works by street artists working in the local area such as Stik, Conor Harrington, Thierry Noir, Phlegm and RUN. The books contain not only Ingrid’s commentary but that of the artists and incorporates the views of the general public.

Street Art Fine Art   Hardback by Ingrid Beazley51krsp17AeL._SX455_BO1,204,203,200_
An exquisite coffee table version, retail price £49.99 – SPECIAL PRICE AT EVENT – £40

‘Street Art Fine Art’ (2nd edition updated paperback) 
‘The fully updated, paperback edition of 2014’s acclaimed Street Art, Fine Art presents a collection of classic works of fine art by the old masters reinterpreted by today s most cutting-edge street artists, including new works exclusive to the paperback edition by Faith47, RUN, Walter Kershaw, Jimmy C,and Medhi Ghadyanloo and an artistic collaboration by Pure Evil, Agent Provocateur and Inkie.’

Street Art Fine Art Paperback by Ingrid Beazley
Retail price £20

Jan Piggott will talk about two books.  ‘Dulwich College A History’

PiggottHardback copy of Dr Jan Piggott’s new definitive history of the College. Many contemporary ‘school histories’ are a mixture of prospectus and chatter, but Dulwich College: A History is the chronicle a large and great school deserves. It is the first full history, scholarly, anecdotal and accessible, and is generously illustrated with telling images, many unfamiliar.

Two chapters describe the extraordinary life and enterprises of the Founder, Edward Alleyn. The daily life, fortunes and personalities of the College are also traced. The book gives a rich account of the rise of the great Alleynian tribe and a detailed account is given of music, drama, sport, art and literature. The book should appeal to Alleynians everywhere, and also to those interested in educational and social history, in architecture and in London. It covers the involvement of the College over the centuries with Alleyn’s bequest of the Dulwich estate that nourished it, and the history of the famous Picture Gallery. Over ten years of research and three years of writing have gone into this affectionate study of the College, possibly the best book ever written about a school. The book is 408 pages long, and is elegantly designed and illustrated with 160 pictures and photographs.

Dulwich College A History by Jan Piggott
Retail price £12

‘Wodehouse’s School Days – Dulwich College and the School Stories’

school-days-by-pg-wodehouse---front-book-coverPG Wodehouse was at Dulwich College from 1894 to 1900. Between 1902 and 1911, by youthful alchemy, he transformed the primary material of his late Victorian experience at a great new public school into a fascinating body of fiction, now almost neglected in the shade of his more popular books.

The book includes copious material from the Dulwich College Archives, as well as over twenty original illustrations from the school novels and tales. The author, Dr Jan Piggott, FSA, was formerly Head of English and Keeper of the Archives at Dulwich College.

Wodehouse’s School Days – Dulwich College and the School Stories by Jan Piggott
Retail price £20

A Dulwich Adventure
Monday 9 November 6.30 – 8.30pm
The Old Library, Dulwich College, London SE21 7LD
Refreshments: the first drink is free – refills £2

To purchase tickets email Your London Publishing at: galinou88@gmail.com or click here.

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Shapa Begum

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Hi, I’m Shapa Begum, Blog Editor. Born and raised in East Dulwich, I love what I do here at Dulwich OnView, I’m absolutely passionate about south London and reaching out to local communities – you can read about my favourite Dulwich spots on Time Out London and Completely London blog. My role goes beyond editing, I write, review, participate in conferences/events, attend local happenings and oversee the marketing. There’s no rest for the wicked! When not working, I love to read, write, visit museums and spend time with my loved ones.
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