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London Orbital : a walk around the M25

Author: Iain Sinclair
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Iain Sinclair sets out to map the vast stretch of urban settlement outside London bounded by the M25. His journeys uncover a history of forgotten villages, suburban utopias and hellish asylums, now transformed into upmarket housing, all the while walking a disappearing landscape.
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Named Person: Iain Sinclair; Iain Sinclair
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Sinclair
ISBN: 0141014741 9780141014746
OCLC Number: 53388509
Notes: Originally published: London : Granta, 2002.
Description: 577 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Prejudices declare; soothing the seething - up the Lea Valley with Bill Drummond (and the Unabomber); Paradise Gardens - Waltham Abbey to Shenley; Colne and Green Way - Abbots Langley to Stains; diggers and despots - cutting the corner, Staines to Epsom; salt to source - Epsom to Westerham, through the valley of vision to Dartford and the river; blood and oil - Carfax to Waltham Abbey; millennium eve.
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Encircling London like a noose, the M25 is a road to nowhere, but when the author sets out to walk this asphalt loop - keeping within the 'acoustic footprints' - he is determined to find out where  Read more...

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'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 Read more...

 
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