The Mayor of Greenwich, Cllr Jim Gillman. Behind him, (l to r) Paul Tempest, Mrs Gillman and Susan Augustus, Manager of John Smith Bookshop.

Paul Tempest signs copies of his book.

Greenwich and The London River was launched in style on Thursday 17 May 2012 at Greenwich University.

The Mayor of Greenwich, Cllr Jim Gillman made a lively speech and a fine sales pitch (he used to be in the publishing business!). The author Paul Tempest described the book – 40 years in the making – and outlined his views on the future of the River Thames and the Greenwich area.

The manager and staff of John Smith Bookshop put on a great show, sales were brisk and there was unanimous praise for this new, comprehensive and entertaining book on one of London’s most vibrant and historic areas.

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