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  • Published: 2 October 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141936017
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 592

London Orbital



London Orbital received wonderful review coverage in hardback (Granta).

A brilliant voyage of discovery into the deeply unfashionable fringes of London.

'It isn't often that one reads a book and is convinced that it's an instant classic, but I'm sure that LONDON ORBITAL will be read 50 years from now. This account of his walk around the M25 is on one level a journey into the heart of darkness, that terrain of golf courses, retail parks and industrial estates which is Blair's Britain. It's a fascinating snapshot of who we are, lit by Sinclair's vivid prose, andon another level a warning that the mythological England of village greens and cycling aunts has been buried under the rush of a million radial tyres'
J. G. Ballard, Observer

  • Published: 2 October 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141936017
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 592

About the author

Iain Sinclair

Date: 2013-08-06
Iain Sinclair has been a rare book dealer, parks gardener, and all-purposes labourer across East London. In the 1970s he ran Albion Village Press, publishing Brian Catling and Chris Torrance, as well as several volumes of his own poetry. More recently he has written a number of television films, including The Cardinal and the Corpse, made with Christopher Petit for Channel 4. His essays have appeared in the London Review of Books, Sight and Sound and Modern Painters.

Downriver won the 1992 Encore Award for the year's best second novel and also the James Tait Black Memorial Award.

Iain Sinclair is the author of Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award); Landor's Tower; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Lights Out for the Territory; Lud Heat; Rodinsky's Room (with Rachel Lichtenstein); Radon Daughters; London Orbital and Dining on Stones. He is also the editor of the anthology London: City of Disappearances. He lives in Hackney, East London.

Visit Iain Sinclair's website here.

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