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This is a record of long journeys on foot, from Hackney to Chingford and down to the river, around the City in its "ring of steel", and through the heart of Westminster, Lambeth and Millbank. Sinclair writes about the graffiti and guerrilla politics of Dalston, about the cult of feral dogs, and helps to bury Ron Kray. He gains access to Lord Archer's apartment overlooking the river, and considers the novelist as connoisseur, before meeting the great man himself in one of the more unlikely encounters of recent literary history. Sinclair also meets and drags in his wake some of the artists, writers and film-makers who represent, for him, an interesting alternative aesthetic of London at the end of the century. Iain Sinclair is the author of "Downriver", winner of the Encore Prize, "Lud Heat" and "White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings".
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Iain Sinclair was born in Cardiff in 1943. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, poetry non-fiction, including Lud Heat; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Downriver; Radon Daughters; Lights Out for the Territory; Rodinsky's Room, with Rachel Lichtenstein; Landor's Tower; London Orbital; Dining On Stones; Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire and Ghost Milk; American Smoke and London Overground. Downriver won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award. He lives in Hackney, east London.Review:
A book about London; in other words, a book about everything -- Peter Ackroyd * The Times * Quite simply one of the finest books about London ever written * Spectator * Exhilarating, funny, visionary * TLS *
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Book Description Granta Books, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11186207092X
Book Description Granta Books, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M186207092X