Monday, October 15

The Joy of Essex out soon…

My new book The Joy of Essex is published on Oct 30. It features numerous gratuitous references to West Ham being the spiritual home of Essex Man and even how I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles reflects Essex humour, based on irony and an awareness of life's imperfections. Plus lashings of Tiptree jam, sunshine on Leigh, Phill Jupitus, a visit to Minnies boutique, the largest mirror in Essex, Dr Feelgood, Grayson Perry, Ian Dury, Russell Brand, Tilbury Fort, the not-so-secret nuclear bunker, bluebells in Billericay, pier pressure in Southend, curtain shops in Grays, paranormal happenings and dodgy alleyways in Romford, Boudica going mental in Colchester, northern lights in Maldon, Stanford-no-Hope, sculpture in Harlow, Dickens channeled by Alan Sugar and Towie in Chigwell and lots of chip shops. Look back in Ongar and wonder if the only way is Upminster. And remember the author’s only hope of being able to afford a set of electric gates and an infinity pool is if you buy this book…

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