London Overground

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

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 07/04/2016
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Synopsis

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 cafés, 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

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

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London Overground
A lot of bang for your buck
It takes a while to get into the rhythm of Iain Sinclair's style. For the first couple of chapters I found myself irritated by the dense allusion of the la... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley