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Curiocity: In Pursuit of London by Matt Lloyd-Rose



ISBN: 9780141980799 Category: Tags: ,


‘The most ingenious informative inimitable individual innovative insightful inspiring instructive intelligible intoxicating intricate guide to the great city that I have ever seen. Bravo!’ Philip Pullman ‘A glorious and delightful compendium and guide to London from Above Below and all the in-betweens’ Neil Gaiman Curiocity is a London book unlike any other. Its 26 chapters weave together facts myths stories riddles essays diagrams illustrations and itineraries to explore every aspect of life in the capital. At the heart of each chapter is a hand-drawn map charting everything from thecity’s islands and underground spaces to its erogenous zones and dystopian futures. Taking you from Atlas to Zones via Congestion Folkmoot Pearls and Xenophilia Curiocity will transform the way you see London. ‘The greatest book about London published in modern times … an illuminated manuscript for the 21st century city’ Londonist ‘Here is something different … the literary equivalent of Sir John Soane’s Museum … quite breathtaking’ The Times Literary Supplement ‘Remarkable … a nerdy Londoner’s paradise … an exquisite 450-page cross between an encyclopaedia and an artwork’ Evening Standard ‘Utterly extraordinary’ Tom Holland ‘However well you think you know London you will discover something newon virtually every page and the things you know well will be seen completely differently’ The London Society

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Weight 1472 g
Dimensions 262 × 185 × 34 mm
Attribute Value 1


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