The publication of Alexander Baron's memoir Chapters of Accidents - the publishers are Valentine Mitchell and it sells for the very reasonable price of £16.95 - is a landmark occasion.
In this book, Baron reflects on his childhood and connection with the East End and his recruitment into and key role in the Communist Party (including a rivetting account of the CP's preparations for being banned during the early stages of the war) along with his wartime service,
The memoir ends just as Baron makes the decision shortly after the Second World War to devote himself to writing.
It's a wonderful book, handsomely produced, with many photographs and illustrations. The historian Colin Holmes provides a valuable introduction, and it's co-edited by Alexander Baron's son, Nick Baron.
And now there's a compelling book about Baron - So We Live: the novels of Alexander Baron, edited by Susie Thomas, Andrew Whitehead and Ken Worpole.
The book also has contributions by Sean Longden, Nadia Valman and Anthony Cartwright.
It's published by Five Leaves and contains six pieces about Baron as well as photos and brief extracts from his writing.
So We Live also includes a 'walk round Baron's manor' of Stoke Newington with a map and commentary - and that's also available online.