Tales of the Big Smoke

Dan Brown writes sentences like: "The famous man looked at the red cup."
- Stewart Lee

Stephen Emms, a writer who once documented a Brockley bench for Time Out, has embarked on his latest exciting project - a serialised saga set in London, which will run weekly on the Big Smoke Blog.

It's a great idea, although we hope it's more Bonfire of the Vanities than Tales of City (the most disappointing book we've ever read). You can read part 1 here and part 2 here.

We've agreed to give it a plug on the basis that his plot must reach Brockley soon and that when it does, it deals in the trials and tribulations of the beautiful people struggling to calculate the profits from their soaring house prices and secure the best table at SE4's most fashionable gastro pubs, rather than honey trap murders and illegal parking problems.

7 comments:

The Cat Man said...

We dont have a gastro pub yet, so he better hold off :)

fabhat said...

Richard at Jam Circus might differ on that Catman...

The Cat Man said...

oh, is that a gastro pub then? Not really sure what it means to be honest.. organic mung beer?

Anonymous said...

How about a spy plot and nuclear bunkers based on....

MI5 kept a file on the London Labour MP Joan Ruddock after she held meetings with a Soviet spy, a history of the Security Service revealed today.

Scrutiny of Ms Ruddock, who is a government energy minister and MP for Lewisham, began in 1982 amid concern that being chairman of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament might make her a subversive.


http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23752547-london-mp-had-meetings-with-soviet-spy.do

Anonymous said...

I think cat man means a good gastro pub

Brockley Nick said...

Maybe the arrest of Elton John could feature?

http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/content/bromley/times/news/story.aspx?brand=BMLYTOnline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newsbmlyt&itemid=WeED14%20Oct%202009%2017%3A14%3A39%3A753

Stephen Emms said...

My favourite spot in Brockley is the top of Hilly Fields, so when your manor makes its cameo the chances are it'll be there - as long as that's OK with the Brockley mafia.

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