5 speakers 15 minutes each

The Gentle Author

Spitalfields Nippers

In August 2009, the anonymous Gentle Author set out to write ten thousand stories about the life and culture of the East End of London at the rate of one a day for twenty-seven years and four months on the blog Spitalfields Life. Drawing an extraordinary global readership in recent years, the blog has been accompanied by a series of best-selling books including Spitalfields Life, The Gentle Author's London Album and more recently Spitalfields Nippers. For 5x15 he will be talking about Horace Walpole's photos of Spitalfields' Nippers.