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Strange Labyrinth: Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers and a Coward in London's Great Forest

Strange Labyrinth: Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers and a Coward in London's Great Forest (Hardback)

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In litter-strewn Epping Forest on the edge of London, might a writer find that magical moment of transcendence? He will certainly discover filthy graffiti and frightening dogs, as well as world-renowned artists and fading celebrities, robbers, lovers, ghosts and poets. But will he find himself? Or a version of himself he might learn something from? Strange Labyrinth is a quest narrative arguing that we shouldn't get lost in order to find ourselves, but solely to accept that we are lost in the first place. It is a singular blend of landscape writing, political indignation, cultural history and wit from a startling new voice in non-fiction.



BiographyMemoirsEssays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essaysHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historyScience & MathematicsGeographyPhysical geography & topographyForests, rainforests Publisher: Granta Books Publication Date: 06/04/2017 ISBN-13: 9781783783434  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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WILL ASHON was born in Leicester in 1969. Having worked as a music journalist, he founded the record label Big Dada Recordings in 1996, which he ran for over fifteen years, signing acts like Roots Manuva, Wiley, Diplo, Kate Tempest and Young Fathers and, in the process, winning the Mercury Music Prize twice. He also published two novels with Faber & Faber, Clear Water and The Heritage. He currently lives in Walthamstow, north east London.

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