Friday, 18 October 2013

Happy Hampstead Faces...


Pic: Gordon Rondelle Hawtin
A Happy Hampstead Face.

That's what we like to see. A 'appy 'ampstead face coming out of Waterstones with his copy of the Hampstead Village Voice. For even with estate agents, developers, builders, leaf blowers and ambulance sirens doing their worst to ruin the serenity of our old homestead, Hampstead is still a wondrous and happy place to be.
   This splendid photo was taken by Gordon 'Rondelle' Hawtin who, whilst at the launch of my book Hampstead Faces Volume I, recently shared with me his frustration at nearly having snapped the best photo ever but... 'then a load of people suddenly turned up at the crucial moment.' I know the feeling only too well but think it's a lovely photo.
   And, by the way, what a launch it was. Thanks all who made it such a great night and thanks too to all those who couldn't make it but wrote in with kind, enthusiastic words including that magic phrase: "but I did go and buy the book!"
   
Incidentally, there's a very nice story by Richard Olsely in the current Camden New Journal about the book and yours truly in general. If you're a New York Times reader stuck in some swish bar uptown and can't get a hard copy of the CNJ, think "Camden Town" and click here: CNJ Review of Hampstead Faces Volume 1.

All the best and Toodle-Pip!

Emmanuel Mustafa Goldstein x,
Emmanuel Mustafa Goldstein.
Enemy of Big Brother until he pays me enough...

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Liam Gallagher 10/1, Jonathan Ross 12/1, Bronco 1000000/1



The back page of Hampstead Faces Volume 1.


The first, limited edition of the new book's ready for publication and will be in Hampstead bookshops and a few selected newsagents from the 15th of October 2014. 
   Red wine, lemonade and onion bhaji's are a strong possibility if you attend the launch on Tuesday the 15th of October 2013. But get there before 7.15pm or you might be left with a medium sized cappuccino from Waterstones' new cafĂ©.
   Unsurprisingly, there are some rather well known Hampsteadites who feature in the book so William Hill are taking bets on a H-list celebrity turn out:

Jon Moss 1/2, Giles Coren, Tony Parsons and Henry Kelly Evens, Lisa Stansfield and Nicky Horne 2/1, David Baddiel 3/1, John Alderton 7/2, Boy George 11/2, Liam Gallagher 10/1, Jonathan Ross 12/1, Robert Powell 15/1, Patrick Vieira 25/1, Cesc Fabregas 50/1, Stevie Wonder 500/1, Bronco and Peter Cook returning from the dead to make a last minute surprise visit and commentate 1000000/1. All bets will naturally be placed by Rainbow George who himself comes in at 3/1.
   
See you there and Toodle Pip!

E.M. Goldstein x
Emmanuel "Mustafa" Goldstein
Enemy of Big Brother.
PS. Consider your Christmas shopping done for a mere £12.99 folks!