Days and Nights in W12

Days and Nights in W12, by Jack Robinson, (CB Editions £7.99) is a hybrid beast. Each page features an image and an epigrammatic paragraph. Combined, it is an expert's topography of Notting Hill's poorer cousin, Shepherd's Bush - aka 'da bush'. Each page evoked a sense of poignancy, yet Robinson draws on his wide-ranging general knowledge that adds to this gem of a book. Of some of the images he supposes a character, a history, of the person or the item his lens has captured. Some of these are linked to other pages. It is almost like a short story per page; flash faction, perhaps? Whatever categories it belongs to - all or none - it is in a class of its own. More, please! Perhaps a wry look at Notting Hill or Holland Park?


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