You may have noticed russlondon and ejbrand in the sidebar under Authors. They are Russ Willey and Emily Brand respectively, and I’m delighted that they will be pitching in with occasional posts to add variety, expertise, insight and talent to this here parish.
Russ Willey: Russ is the author of quite possibly my favourite London reference book: Chambers London Gazetteer. He has also penned Brewer’s Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable, which comes out in its paperback edition at the end of October. Russ runs the web site Hidden London and still finds time to do lots of photography and digital artwork. If you use Firefox, check his beautiful Firefox personas here. There are even a couple for London Historians.
Emily Brand is a renowned historical blogger and expert in satirical historical artwork, especially from the Georgian period. Her popular blog is called The Artist’s Progress and should be visited frequently. Emily worked for several years at the Museum of London and is now involved in historical publishing.