My new book, A London Country Diary, has been published by Icon Books. It's a collection of sketches, doodles and diary/journal observations (many from this blog) that I started back in 1999 around the time my daughter was born. Much of the 'action' (ha ha) takes place in and around Clissold Park in the Stoke Newington/Green Lanes/Highbury border country. If you wonder about stuff like how to de-salute magpies, what's the best kind of tree and where the Clash recorded London Calling, this might be for you. There's a website for the book at alondoncountrydiary.co.uk - with some fun downloads. You can buy the book here.