By Linus Rees
Mike Pentelow, co-author of Characters of Fitzrovia, drew a crowd to his walk and talk about people who have lived in Fitzrovia. The walkers were taken to places where Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, and Adolf Hitler’s half-brother lived; and where scenes from the TV series Minder and the film Peeping Tom were shot.
Original, first-edition hardcover copies of Characters of Fitzrovia signed by Mike Pentelow & Marsha Rowe are available from Fitzrovia News for £25. Contact Fitzrovia News for details. Proceeds will go the the Fitzrovia News and Tower newspaper archive fund.
Mike Pentelow will join co-author of Characters of Fizrovia, Marsha Rowe, for a talk about Fitzrovia’s darker side with Paul Willets, biographer of Julian Maclaren-Ross and author of North Soho 999. 6.30pm, Thursday 1 July at the Fitzroy Tavern, 16 Charlotte Street, W1T 2NA. Organised by Fletcher Priest Architects. See also http://www.lfa2010.org/event.php?id=281&name=noho_noir