Capital (Paperback)
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Capital (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 05/04/2001
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A lone Londoner maps the city, hearing beneath its surface the urgent whispers of the past. As he listens he grows convinced they are predicting London's future.

Meepers, homeless and dishevelled, yet an enlightened and mystically knowing amateur archeologist, seeks to understand the destruction of London in the Dark Ages, hoping to predict the capital's future. Emery, a university historian, writes to his absent wife as he prepares for the start of term. He once rejected for publication a 'crackpot' article by Meepers, and is alarmed to find he has appeared at his first lecture. And now he seems to be following Emery everywhere he goes.

In a dazzling mixture of contemporary life and period speech, London is illuminated through the voices of Neanderthal man, Saxon kings, anonymous invaders, the flea that spread the Black Death and the transsexual King Elizabeth.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781860468308
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 164 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Her subject is London, its past and its fate... A cabaret of voices from the past cut in and out of her narrative as, firm in her locus, she moves back and forth in time. Her city takes on the dimensions of the City of Man - or Woman. I closed the book intending to reopen it as soon as possible to see what I might have missed * Observer *
Excellent -- Alex Preston * Observer *
Louis MacNeice would have relished the fiction. So will all who care for London * Guardian *

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