Posted by: offmotorway | October 7, 2009

Eel Pie Island launch

The new book by Michele Whitby and Dan van der Vat is out tomorrow and a launch party will be held at Par Ici in Twickenham. Copies of the DVD ‘Eel Pie and Blues’ will also be on sale at the shop.




  1. I bought Anne O’Connell’s film “Eel Pie & Blues” and found it absolutely enchanting – deserves to be on TV and is miles better than 95% of standard TV fare. I didn’t know much about the Island beyond the 60s R&B history and was sensitively educated by it and will probably buy the book as well now. Aaah those heady, happy 60s & 70s days! And now, like the stories of so many dwindling war heroes, our time drifts into the dim, sepia tomes of yesteryear. Thank you for recording it!

    • Hi Andy,
      thanks so much for your kind comments, and I’m delighted you enjoyed the film! Eel Pie Island is a wonderful place and I thoroughly enjoyed recording its history. Here’s to more heady, happy days!

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