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A Northern Line Minute: The Northern Line - Penguin Underground Lines (Paperback)
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A Northern Line Minute: The Northern Line - Penguin Underground Lines (Paperback)

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William Leith, author of The Hungry Years and Bits of Me Are Falling Apart, tells, in A Northern Line Minute, the darkly humorous tales of his escapades on the Tube - part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates 150 years of the Tube with PenguinAlso available in a boxset'The nervy prose of William Leith could not be more apt for the rather fraught Northern line, and his manic, anxious account ... is probably the most addictively readable thing [in the series]'-Observer'Phobic about tunnels, Leith renders his panic and chagrin brilliantly'-Evening Standard'Authors include the masterly John Lanchester, the children of Kids Company, comic John O'Farrell and social geographer Danny Dorling. Ranging from the polemical to the fantastical, the personal to the societal, they offer something for every taste. All experience the city as a cultural phenomenon and notice its nature and its people. Read individually they're delightful small reads, pulled together they offer a particular portrait of a global city' Evening Standard'Exquisitely diverse' The Times'Eclectic and broad-minded ... beautifully designed' Tom Cox, Observer'A fascinating collection with a wide range of styles and themes. The design qualities are excellent, as you might expect from Penguin with a consistent look and feel while allowing distinctive covers for each book. This is a very pleasing set of books' A Common Reader blog'The contrasts and transitions between books are as stirring as the books themselves ... A multidimensional literary jigsaw' Londonist'A series of short, sharp, city-based vignettes - some personal, some political and some pictorial ... each inimitable author finds that our city is complicated but ultimately connected, full of wit, and just the right amount of grit' Fabric Magazine'A collection of beautiful books' GraziaKnown for his personal writing and humour, William Leith is a journalist and author of, among others, The Hungry Years.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846145315
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 78 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 6 mm

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“Tense”

A tense and thrilling story about the anxiety of being trapped in the underground!

Paperback edition
9th December 2017
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“A Disappointment”

Having grown up in close proximity to the Northern Line and having fond memories of the line itself and many surrounding areas I was hoping for a bout of comfortable nostalgia. Unfortunately I found myself in the sad... More

Paperback edition
17th April 2013
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