Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Bluemoose Books has secured its first book signing for, FALLING THROUGH CLOUDS by Anna Chilvers at Waterstones Bradford on Saturday 16th January 2010. We have yet to sort out the time, but as soon as we do, I'll let you know. Wats Bradford is in the old Wool exchange building and is the finest building that sells books in the country. It is without doubt an architectural jewel. Columns and vaulted ceilings. Pevsner would have been very excited. If you're ever down that way, pop in, say hello to Ian, the assisitant manager and have a coffee upstairs and marvel at the place. It is in stark contrast to the architectural brutalism that blights the centre of Bradford and those bow tied, fat corderoyed architects of the 60's and 70's should be shot. I will shoot them .Not that I want to hark back to what the apprentice king wants, classical columns and all that schemozzle, Poundsbury is just awful, but brutalism as a concept was fatally floored. I went to school in Manchester and they tried to recreate the Crescent in Bath in concrete in Hulme. It won lots of awards but as a place to live it was a social disaster. Ruined thousands of lives and after twenty years was demolished. Lego's fine for the playgroup, but not for real people.