Today South London, Tomorrow The World!
Sunday, 3 January 2021
Hello and thanks again for backing our 2018 book, Today South London, Tomorrow South London.
As it’s now 2021, there’s even a chance you might have read it and be familiar with our mixture of pub talk, local insight, inappropriate humour and the frankly ridiculous characters we call friends. (If not, hats off.)
We hope you enjoyed it, indeed we have had wonderful feedback from many of you…
Do They Mean Us? Reactions to the book
Saturday, 8 December 2018
Well, it's a month since our book was published and we thought we'd post an update on how it's been going.
We were honoured that Today South London, Tomorrow South London was listed in the Evening Standard's Best Comedy Books of 2018 (see below), as well as being featured in Londonist, Lewisham Ledger (also pictured below), South London Press, Southwark News and, Half-life's favourite, London Drinker…
The Final Chapter
Monday, 10 September 2018
Warm and heartfelt greetings to all our pledgers! And a polite nod to the rest of you.
This is likely to be the last update from us before publication, as Unbound has informed us they will be closing the door on new pledges this week. If you have not already pledged, you have until MIDNIGHT, THURSDAY, 13th Sept to do so, and get your name in the best book about South London since 1947*.
Free at last
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
by Dirty South
On Monday afternoon, the Raider and I emerged into the day, squinting at the light; our hair, beards and toenails hideously overgrown, our clothes mere rags, our aroma - ripe.
We had finished our manuscript. It was now flying through the Internets to our publisher like mere data, albeit data containing hundreds of valuable swearwords and…
Monday, 5 March 2018
Thanks to you, we've hit our funding target. This book is going to happen!
What happens next?
We're not sure, but first things first, a lovely pint. Then, we suppose, the arduous task of hiring half a dozen unpaid interns to start work on the writing.
As long as our Unbound page is marked "Writing in progress", you can still pledge for the book, purchase a copy in advance and/or choose…
South London Facticles
Monday, 26 February 2018
As well as longer pieces celebrating the less well-known opportunities afforded by South London, our book will also feature bite-sized facts that we were almost certainly too lazy to turn into full articles.
We call them "Facticles", I'm afraid. And here's a sample.
Borough’s Market Porter would seem to have it all: a market edge location, a superb range of well-kept ales…
School Run Pub Crawl
Friday, 16 February 2018
by Dirty South
Contrary to popular belief, Deserter has been a hive of industry during our campaign to fund our book, Today South London, Tomorrow South London. Why only yesterday the Dulwich Raider leapt up from his desk and turned his music off so he could focus on the blank page.
After a few excruciating moments of silence he turned it back on, exclaiming, “Do you mind? I’m beginning…
How I Write
Monday, 12 February 2018
By Dulwich Raider
All great writers have their own, unique methodology and I am no difference.
In this update I have been asked to share my writing secrets with you, as I have apparently agreed to write a book.
I think of writing as a destination. The role of the writer is simply to remove the obstacles along the path to this place.
Firstly, all personal admin should be dealt…
Where is the Dulwich Raider?
Thursday, 8 February 2018
by Dirty South
No matter what the artist Francis Bacon did the night before - and it was usually a ton of booze and rough sex - he would be at his easel by 6am demonstrating his extraordinary gift.
That’s the kind of work ethic we were going to need in order to put together a catalogue of the best days out South London can offer, in tales woven by colourful characters throughout the…
Ned Boulting to Write Foreword
Sunday, 4 February 2018
We are delighted to report that broadcaster, journalist and author, Ned Boulting has agreed to write the foreword for Deserter’s book with Unbound.
Ned has been an avid reader of Deserter from our early days, being lucky enough to have settled in the bejewelled boroughs of South London during his 20-year TV career.
He once tweeted: "Anyone with London in their hearts, especially the mystifyingly…
Meet the Illustrator
Monday, 29 January 2018
First of all, thank you to everyone who has pledged so far. It means a lot, despite the fact that we will actually have to do some work to get the book done, which is a shame.
In this first update, we thought we'd introduce the illustrator for the project, Emily Medley.
Emily Medley lived in North, East, Central and West London for over ten years before she finally saw the light and headed…