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  • Published: 16 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529176711
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $29.99

London Clay

Journeys in the Deep City




London Clay is a lyrical exploration of a city’s hidden history. Written in rich and vivid prose, Chivers leads us beneath the city streets, deep into London’s forgotten past.

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London Clay explores the hidden layers that make up this city.

Armed with just his tattered Streetfinder map, Chivers leads his reader down forgotten waterways into abandoned catacombs and buried stations, exploring the nooks and crannies of a forgotten city. His network of journeys combine together to produce a compelling interrogation of London's past.

In a route that covers much of his own personal history, this is a bold exploration of the city’s secrets and asks us also to consider important questions about its future.

  • Published: 16 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529176711
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Tom Chivers

Tom Chivers is a poet and publisher. He is the author of two pamphlets and two full collections of poetry to date, and is director of the independent press Penned in the Margins. In 2008 he was the Bishopsgate Institute's first writer in residence, and has appeared widely at events and made a number of contributions to radio, including presenting a 30 minute documentary for Radio 4. He has collaborated with the climate arts organisation Cape Farewell and conducts immersive walking tours of London. Chivers is currently an Associate Artist of the National Centre for Writing.

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