Your London Publishing is the brainchild of Mireille Galinou. The idea evolved as a result of
intensive work on London’s first garden suburb – St John’s Wood. This project provided a substantial scholarly volume ‘Cottages and
Villas’ which was very well received. However, it was obvious that a more popular format such as that of The Dulwich Notebook, would reach a much wider readership.
MIREILLE GALINOU – an art historian and experienced author who worked for twenty years with the collection of paintings, prints and drawings at the Museum of London.
MICHAEL KEATES – an accomplished freelance book designer who worked on a number of Museum of London and Guildhall Art Gallery publications. Now his major clients include the Royal Collection.
TORLA EVANS – after spells of archaeological photography in Jordan, she became Head of Photography at the Museum of London until 2013. She is equally comfortable with journalism, object photography, portraits or landscapes.
VALERIE CUMMING – dress historian and experienced author whose museum career ranged from junior curator to senior administrator (Museum of London) before becoming the chairman of the Olive Matthews Collection, Chertsey Museum. She is presently editor of Costume – the journal of the Costume Society.
Your London publishing is introducing a new type of London guide book. Each volume will focus on the capital’s residential neighbourhoods, rather than the well-trodden territory of Central London. The books offer an intriguing blend of art, local and urban history and journalism. They capture the continuing significance of the past but also explore the
present in a lively and informative way. The creativity of residential London is analysed, measured and celebrated.
Mireille Galinou, Torla Evans, Mick Keates
and Valerie Cumming