A Day's Walk Around The Ginger Line
A living history of London told through a long day's hike around the London Overground route, by Britain's master psychogeographer
Echoing his journey in London Orbital over a decade ago, Iain Sinclair narrates his second circular walk around the capital. Shortly after rush-hour and accompanied by a rambling companion, Sinclair begins walking along London's Overground network, or, 'Ginger Line'. With characteristic playfulness, detours into folk history, withering assessments of the political classes and a joyful allegiance to the ordinary oddball, Sinclair guides us on a tour of London's trendiest new transport network - and shows the shifting, changing city from new and surprising angles.
Praise for London Overground
Publisher's description. From London's master psychogeographer, author of Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire, comes a new adventure into the city's ancient and modern secrets. A living history of the edgelands and forgotten spaces surrounding London Overground: a portrait of the shifting, changing metropolis as seen from the 'Ginger Line'.Penguin
Sinclair breathes wondrous life into monstrous, man-made landscapesTimes 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'sWashington Post
He is incapable of writing a dull paragraphScotland on Sunday