London Overground: A Day's Walk Around the Ginger Line (Paperback)
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London Overground: A Day's Walk Around the Ginger Line (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 07/04/2016
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Iain Sinclair explores modern London through a day's hike around the London Overground route.

The completion of the full circle of London Overground provides Iain Sinclair with a new path to walk the shifting territory of the capital. With thirty-three stations and thirty-five miles to tramp - plus inevitable and unforeseen detours and false steps - he embarks on a marathon circumnavigation at street level, tracking the necklace of garages, fish farms, bakeries, convenience cafes, cycle repair shops and Minder lock-ups which enclose inner London.

'He is incapable of writing a dull paragraph' Scotland on Sunday

'Sinclair breathes wondrous life into monstrous man-made landscapes' Times Literary Supplement

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If you are drawn to English that doesn't just sing, but sings the blues and does scat and rocks the joint, try Sinclair. His sentences deliver a rush like no one else's' Washington Post

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241971499
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


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Publisher's description. From London's master psychogeographer and the author of Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire, comes a new adventure into the city's ancient and modern secrets. This is a living history of the edgelands and forgotten spaces surrounding London Overground: a portrait of the shifting, changing metropolis as seen from the 'Ginger Line'. * Penguin *
Sometimes dark, sometimes wry... For the aficionado, London Overground will deliver all the delights of Sinclair's edgy and hard-edged prose; for those who do not know his work it is an accessible starting point for one of the most rewarding oeuvres in 21st century literature * Scotsman *
He is incapable of writing a dull paragraph * Scotland on Sunday *
Sinclair breathes wondrous life into monstrous, man-made landscapes * Times Literary Supplement *
If you are drawn to English that doesn't just sing, but sings the blues and does scat and rocks the joint, try Sinclair. His sentences deliver a rush like no one else's * Washington Post *
Sinclair [is a] peerless London literary wanderer and street-level cultural archaeologist... delirious, often hilarious urban palimpsest where pin-sharp observation, cultural hauntings and offbeat memoir fuse in sentences that catch your breath like a lurid toxic sunset over Hackney Marshs * Independent *
For my money the most crucial and most bar-adjusting voice currently resonating in the English language.... Those who aspire to understand what is happening in modern writing should start here -- Alan Moore

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