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There's now a book about Peabody – and here's how you can buy a copy.

Peabody has been providing high-quality housing for Londoners since 1862  but until recently there has never been a complete published account of our history.  Now you can read the story for yourself in the pages of our new book, Homes for London: the Peabody Story, written by two members of staff – Christine Wagg (Historian) and James McHugh (Planning and Policy Manager).

book.4.jpgChristine Wagg and James McHugh (a bust of George Peabody can be seen in the background)

The original purpose of the fund set up by George Peabody was to create better housing for 'the poor of London'. Since then we've stood at the forefront of the social housing movement in the capital, pioneering innovative design and delivering a wide range of community programmes.

The book, which draws on our extensive archives, is richly illustrated and tells the Peabody story from the first model dwellings to the ongoing regeneration of Thamesmead.

How to order

small-book Homes for London has been published by Peabody, in liaison with Strathmore Publishing.  The book can be ordered direct from Strathmore here at a cost of £15 plus £3.50 P&P (please note that the book is not available directly from Peabody).

Alternatively you can order the book by phoning Strathmore on 020 7324 0100 during normal office hours, Monday to Friday only.