Interview: the Gentle Author (Spitalfields Life)

“I think this reflects a wider quality of London as a city which is very seductive and people become very engaged with the London they first know, either growing up here or the city that they came to and that’s totally tangled up with their formative experiences. And when you first know the city you have this sense of delusion that London ‘belongs’ to you and of course what happens in the city is it changes and you feel it’s being taken away from you, so you end up in the situation where you feel like a stranger in the place you know best.”

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