Walk The Lines

Author: Mark Mason
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446473023
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Walk The Lines from the Author: Mark Mason. The only way to truly discover a city, they say, is on foot. Taking this to extremes, Mark Mason sets out to walk the entire length of the London Underground - overground - passing every station on the way. In a story packed with historical trivia, personal musings and eavesdropped conversations, Mark learns how to get the best gossip in the City, where to find a pint at 7am, and why the Bank of England won't let you join the M11 northbound at Junction 5. He has an East End cup of tea with the Krays' official biographer, discovers what cabbies mean by 'on the cotton', and meets the Archers star who was the voice of 'Mind the Gap'. Over the course of several hundred miles, Mark contemplates London's contradictions as well as its charms. He gains insights into our fascination with maps and sees how walking changes our view of the world. Above all, in this love letter to a complicated friend, he celebrates the sights, sounds and soul of the greatest city on earth.

Ways To Walk In London

Author: Alice Stevenson
ISBN: 9781910463024
Size: 65.69 MB
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Ways To Walk In London from the Author: Alice Stevenson. Observant, deliberate, mindful walking is how Alice Stevenson, an established illustrator and artist, navigates London - finding inspiration in the unlikeliest corners. Her experiences, insights and city knowledge have come together to create a beautiful, unofficial guide to London's lesser-known parts. Alice has explored the four corners of the immense city and, in Ways to Walk in London, she writes about and illustrates the moments of beauty and urbanity, contemplation and revelation. Her unique eye finds hidden doorways and fasinating perspectives across the great city.

Walking London

Author: Andrew Duncan
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
ISBN: 9781847730541
Size: 74.48 MB
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Walking London from the Author: Andrew Duncan. "London is a walker's paradise, and here's a guide through miles of endlessly surprising landscapes--from wild health land and waterways to formal gardens; from mews and narrow alleyways to elegant squares, from tranquil villages and bustling markets to royal palaces. Duncan acts as a personal guide and commentator, describing each of 30 walks and anticipating questions about fascinating and puzzling sights along the way. Includes information on transportation to start and end points and tips on where to relax along the way." -- Publisher description from web.

Fl Neuse

Author: Lauren Elkin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374715890
Size: 44.48 MB
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Fl Neuse from the Author: Lauren Elkin. The New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who strides the capitals of the world with abandon. But it is the flâneuse who captures the imagination of the cultural critic Lauren Elkin. In her wonderfully gender-bending new book, the flâneuse is a “determined, resourceful individual keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city and the liberating possibilities of a good walk.” Virginia Woolf called it “street haunting”; Holly Golightly epitomized it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s; and Patti Smith did it in her own inimitable style in 1970s New York. Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flâneuse takes us on a distinctly cosmopolitan jaunt that begins in New York, where Elkin grew up, and transports us to Paris via Venice, Tokyo, and London, all cities in which she’s lived. We are shown the paths beaten by such flâneuses as the cross-dressing nineteenth-century novelist George Sand, the Parisian artist Sophie Calle, the wartime correspondent Martha Gellhorn, and the writer Jean Rhys. With tenacity and insight, Elkin creates a mosaic of what urban settings have meant to women, charting through literature, art, history, and film the sometimes exhilarating, sometimes fraught relationship that women have with the metropolis. Called “deliciously spiky and seditious” by The Guardian, Flâneuse will inspire you to light out for the great cities yourself.

A Walk In London

Author: Salvatore Rubbino
Publisher: Walker
ISBN: 9781406320688
Size: 58.21 MB
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A Walk In London from the Author: Salvatore Rubbino. London - the perfect place for a girl and her mother to spend the day Follow them as they alight the classic red bus and begin a whirlwind tour of some of London's most iconic land marks.

Jack The Ripper Scotland Yard Investigates

Author: Stewart P Evans
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752499254
Size: 15.80 MB
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Jack The Ripper Scotland Yard Investigates from the Author: Stewart P Evans. Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates strips away much of the nonsense that has accumulated since 1888 and reopens files on a case that will perhaps never be fully solved but will always fascinate.