A Suburb Childhood – Growing up in Hampstead Garden Suburb in the 1950s and 60s

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

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