London Overground

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Iain Sinclair explores modern London through a day’s hike around the London Overground route. Echoing his journey in London Orbital over a decade ago, Iain Sinclair narrates his second circular walk around the capital. Shortly after rush-hour and accompanied by a rambling companion, Sinclair begins walking along London’s Overground network, or, ‘Ginger Line’. With characteristic playfulness, detours into folk history, withering assessments of the political classes and a joyful allegiance to the ordinary oddball, Sinclair guides us on a tour of London’s trendiest new transport network – and shows the shifting, changing city from new and surprising angles.

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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 Рplus inevitable and unforeseen detours and false steps Рhe embarks on a marathon circumnavigation at street level, tracking the necklace of garages, fish farms, bakeries, convenience caf̩s, 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

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

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Weight 0.191 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

257

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

914.21048612 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K