brutal literature

Feeling brutal? Trellick Tower getting a semi make over? Brutal study #1

Originally designed by architect Erno Goldfinger, it was the first place I looked at to rent a room way back in Dec 1998 having responded to an ad in the Trading Post (no internet!) for ‘Room to rent in Portobello’. The woman’s flat was full of 60s concert memorabilia including one of Tom Jones’ shirts he had thrown at the crowd.

‘The lone tower block at the end of Golborne Road.’ It’s also the home of one of my favourite characters, the inimitable, Keith Talent, from one of my favourite books, London Fields by Martin Amis.