Deserter presents: Today South London, Tomorrow South London

By Andrew Grumbridge and Vincent Raison

A humorous guide to the less beaten paths of London, south of the river

Sunday, 3 January 2021

Today South London, Tomorrow The World!

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. We only received one objection, from a Mr Evangeline D Thayre, who took the trouble to complain that the chapters were too long to be considered the toilet book he thought it was when he borrowed it from his missus. You can’t please everyone.

As you may know, we have now embarked upon our second book, Shirk, Rest and Play (And Live Happily Ever After). And we hope you will consider backing it for publication by pledging for a copy in advance (along with other fine rewards).

As ambassadors for the South London lifestyle, this book is born of our concern that lives are being wasted, frittered away under dark clouds of work, responsibility and fear, when you could be doing something else, like staring out of the window for a bit. The world is changing. Governments can give you money. You can shirk from home. Parks are pubs. And this book will be your guide to a new life, a new you. 

The Bible says, “It is harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven, than a camel pass through the eye of a needle.” Wise, perhaps, but no one really has camels any more, so difficult to understand. We say, “Is the millionaire truly rich, if he is still in the office at 3.55 on a Friday afternoon?” And, “Hath not the woman who carried on straight from lunch and now poureth bubbles already entered the fucking kingdom of Heaven?”

That’s our philosophy. And now it’s over to you to help this book take its place on the bookshelves alongside Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason and Hume’s A Treatise on Human Nature, but funnier and with pictures.

If you have already backed the new book, we thank you from the bottom of our glasses for your support. But we must get it over the line to make it happen, so do please bore your friends and family about it, just as we, perhaps, have bored you. Or even consider upgrading your pledge to include some of the new offerings available (beer, art, everything).


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