Robert Elms in conversation

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BBC Broadcaster and writer Robert Elms discusses his new book London Made Us, with fellow broadcaster Jason Solomons as they discuss how London has changed beyond all imagining: the house Robert grew up in is now the behemoth that is the Westway flyover, and areas once deemed murder miles have morphed into the stuff of estate agents' dreams, seemingly in a matter of months.

In London Made Us, Elms takes us back through time and place to myriad Londons. He is our guide through a place that has seen scientific experiments conducted in subterranean lairs, a small community declare itself an independent nation and animals of varying exoticism roam free through its streets; a place his great-great-grandfather made the Elms’ home over a century ago and a city that has borne witness to epoch- and world-changing events.

Join us for an evening of detailed and evocative memoir, remembering a London from a bygone era. 

London Made Us  - A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City by Robert Elms is published by Canongate. Copies sold on the day can be signed by the author.

Robert Elms is a broadcaster and writer, well-loved for his eponymous radio show on BBC Radio London. Elms started out as journalist, writing for The Face and NME. He is a Londoner through and through, growing up in West London and living in the city for most of his life. Elms is the author of two previous works of non-fiction, The Way We Wore: A Life in Threads and Spain: A Portrait After the General, and a novel, In Search of the Crack. He lives in London with his wife and children.

Jason Solomons is a British film critic, journalist, broadcaster and author.

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