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Perched on a park bench amid a steady stream of visitors clamouring for a view across Greenwich's Royal Naval Hospital and Queen's House, author Hugh Hawes chats passionately about the alphabet.

But this is no ordinary A to Z. These are 26 letters each with a special meaning, encompassing south east London's history.

CS29994366_JMP1299.jpgPoet and author Rosie Johnston, 57, lives in Island Gardens.

She saw her second poetry collection performed by a member of the Live Canon group for the first time on Friday, just across the Thames in Greenwich.

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Payback Time, by Geraint Anderson
Headline, £12.99
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IN A NUTSHELL
While Cityboy has managed to quell his lust for the absurd, his characters are too shallow to care about.

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Queen of crime writing Martina Cole tells it like it is. And as I talk to her about the adaptation of her novel The Graft for the stage at Theatre Royal Stratford East, she tells me in her gravely Essex tones: "The crime world doesn't frighten me - if people get on my nerves I tell them I will kill them - and they believe me."

dd-Feb10-MartinaCole.jpgTop crime author Martina Cole is on a mission to help ensure Theatre Royal Stratford East survives un-scathed as a cultural gem.

She said: "I believe that theatres should remain at the heart of the community. Funding for our libraries is in jeopardy and I'm worried that our theatres are going to die out too."

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