Smoothly from Harrow

Smoothly from Harrow: A Compendium for the London Commuter

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Hardback Published on: 31/10/2013
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Synopsis

The 21st century commuter is a tragic hero. Long-suffering, long-journeying and subject to lengthy delays, he survives through an iron will and by burying his head in a freesheet. Chris Moss's Smoothly from Harrow takes its title from John Betjeman, the bard of Metro-land, but brings the world of the London commuter up to date with facts and fictions, poems and propaganda, statistics and self-help advice. Did you know that John le Carre, Mrs Beeton and Henry VIII were commuters? Did you know Waterloo station 'processes' more than 94 million passengers a year? Did you know that you are not just a number, but a modern-day, latte-drinking flaneur - London's key witness, greatest survivor and chief psychogeographer? This compendium will help you get through the dawns and dusks of your eternal, everyday, Herculean trial: to get to work and back.

  • Publisher: Blue Guides
  • ISBN: 9781905131624
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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