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  • Published: 30 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241971499
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99
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London Overground

A Day's Walk Around The Ginger Line




The completion of the full circle of London Overground provides Iain Sinclair with a new path to walk the shifting territory of the capital.

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

  • Published: 30 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241971499
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

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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Praise for London Overground

A delirious, often hilarious urban palimpsest where pin-sharp observation, cultural hauntings and offbeat memoir fuse in sentences that catch your breath

Independent

A haunting vivisection of London. For the aficionado, London Overground will deliver all the delights of Sinclair's edgy and hard-edged prose, for those who do not know his work it is an accessible starting point for one of the most rewarding oeuvres in 21st-century literature

Scotland on Sunday

Necessary and triumphant

Observer

Utterly sincere, highly personal - and, for the most part, right

The Times Literary Supplement

For my money the most crucial and most bar-adjusting voice currently resonating in the English language. Those who aspire to understand what is happening in modern writing should start here

Alan Moore

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