Edward Zanders was born in 1950 and lived in Hampstead Garden Suburb
from 1954 to 1969. This highly personal memoir of those years describes
his life as the son of Douglas Zanders, piano teacher to two generations
of its residents, and his connections with some of the high achievers
who lived in and around Hurst Close during that time. These were
well-known figures from politics and the media, including Peter Mandelson
and Edgar Anstey.
In a light-hearted account, he recalls how the peace of the Suburb was
disturbed by the childish antics of his group of friends and celebrates
the extreme tolerance and encouragement of the neighbours, the mark
of truly civilised people.
Published by Merak Publishing