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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.


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

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."