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The Lost Rivers of London: A Study of Their Effects Upon London and Londoners, and the Effects of London and Londoners on Them
The Lost Rivers of London: A Study of Their Effects Upon London and Londoners, and the Effects of London and Londoners on Them
by N.J. Barton
Edition: Hardcover

40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A seminal London text, 15 July 2003
A fantastically-researched account of the buried tributaries of the Thames. Comes with old illustrations, photos and a beautiful pull-out sketch map of the routes of some of these lost streams. Guaranteed to get you out and about in London.


Park And Ride: Adventures in Suburbia
Park And Ride: Adventures in Suburbia
by Miranda Sawyer
Edition: Paperback

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The song of the semi-detached, 15 July 2003
Park and Ride is a cutting yet also cleverly warm-hearted look at the new suburbia. Miranda Sawyer can come across as a sarky little fox at times but this is just the acquired self-defensive sharpness of the urban-dwelling suburbanite. The book is really one big road trip in her battered 1970s Peugeot as she visits her old haunts in the suburban north-west, as well as some of the nation's visitor centres, shopping malls, nighclubs and car parks. Escaped suburbanite readers will find bits of it depressingly recognisable.
There are some great set-pieces, especially the wife-swapping party, the goth convention and the various passages on driving and she almost casually throws in some good analysis of the modern suburban phenomenon.
As you read Park and Ride it becomes obvious that she not only never really left the suburbs but seems increasingly at peace with this state of affairs.
And she goes to see the Lighthouse Family. Twice.


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