Bonnie Greer's introduction
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
The playwright and broadcaster Bonnie Greer has written the foreword to 99 Immigrants Who Made Britain Great. In it, she makes the point that throughout history Britain has experienced wave after wave of immigration. In reality, she writes, Britain is a nation of immigrants.
As I write, we are over 70% to our crowdfunding target, having received more pledges yesterday. But there are only…
Revealed - the final cover
Tuesday, 11 February 2020
We can reveal the cover for 99 Immigrants, by book designer Alice Marwick.
Also that playwright and commentator Bonnie Greer has written a foreword.
But we need more people to order the book here, if we are to hit our crowdfunding target. We are closing the appeal on Saturday, in a last-ditch effort to encourage more people to come foward as backers.
Pledge £24 and receive a hardback edition…
See the latest illustrations
Thursday, 7 November 2019
Naomi Kenyon has been drawing more illustrations of the individuals who have helped make our country what it is. Here are just two.
Alek Wek was born in South Sudan in a house without running water or electricity. Fleeing civil war, she arrived in London and almost immediately changed the fashion industry.
She was the first African model to appear on the front cover…
99 Immigrants - who should be in the book?
Sunday, 22 September 2019
Do you have any suggestions for who should be featured in this book? The authors Louis Stewart and Naomi Kenyon have chosen lots of terrific individuals. From George Frideric Handel to Mary Seacole to Eugene Rimmel (founder of the London cosmetics company) to Mo Farah, 99 Immigrants will highlight many fields of endeavour.
But we all want to make it the very best it can. Can you think…