A mixed bag anthology of prose and poetry celebrating Islington life that should interest anyone familiar with the area.
NOTABLE MENTIONS THE STATUE by Charlie Mayor - a man's convinced that a statue is moving in an overwritten story.
HOLLOWAY ROAD by Nigel Nicholson - an intriguing extract about a newspaper vendor who becomes involved with a strange think tank.
GLASS IS SO EASY TO BREAK by Sarah Macleod - well observed story about a relationship breakdown.
CORNMEAL PUDDING by Eula Harrison - a poem about and recipe for making polenta.
THE FATAL ADVANTAGE by Joe Ambrose - follows a man with Islamic extremist sympathies. Cold and brutal, it lingered after I finished the book.
GHOSTS by Andrew Lloyd-Jones - a strange, aimless story about an old man in a coffee shop.
ODD SOCK ANGEL by Karen Byrne - an okay story about a woman concerned about a strange man who follows her.
YOUR SINGLE VOICE by Shaun Levin - a relationship between two men mostly told through dialogue, which didn't work for me.
RULES OF THE GAME by Phoebia Freeman - an extract about a 12 year-old boy who plays off his divorced parents against each other, which was amusing but not new.
POP GOES THE WEASEL by Julie Balloo - another competent relationship break down story.
TRANSCRIPT OF AN IMMIGRANT LOVE TRIANGLE by Sulaiman Addonia - a man cuckolds his friend to a telegraphed pay-off.
LONDON CHILD by Neil Devlin - a Glaswegian man's on his first trip to London told in a literary style.
HATFUL OF HOLLOWAY by Mark Piggott - weird story about two men on a pub crawl down Holloway Road, which ended too abruptly.
DEAD ANGELS by Lane Ashfeldt - okay read about a girl living in a squat and working in a graveyard.
DO ME A FAVOUR by James Sanderson - neat revenge tale about a man who helps a friend carry out an attack.
SEARCHING FOR THE VIRGIN by Mary McCluskey - competent story about two sisters evoking old memories.
MY LONDON by Julie Rayne - fictionalised memoir of a young singer trying to make it in London based on Julie's own experiences.
LITTLE SISTER by Eula Harrison - chilling poem about violence.
GOLDEN STORIES by Mohammed Aram Choudhry - a man's memories of his childhood in India, which felt as if it should have been longer.