John Grindrod is the author of CONCRETOPIA: A JOURNEY AROUND THE REBUILDING OF POSTWAR BRITAIN published by Old Street in 2013. He has written for the Guardian, the Financial Times and the Big Issue. He co-wrote a book about TV, Shouting at the Telly (Faber 2009), runs the website dirtymodernsoundrel.com and can be contacted on Twitter. He grew up in Croydon and has worked as a bookseller and publisher for over twenty-five years. His next book, OUTSKIRTS: LIVING LIFE ON THE EDGE OF THE GREEN BELT, will be published by Sceptre in 2017.