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Round and Round and Round the Piccadilly Line
on 23 June 2014
This book is about the Piccadilly Line, or more accurately, the type of houses and people who live in the areas of London served by this line.
It’s pointed out that there is more premium real estate along this line –residential, commercial and tourist – than any other on London. And then that point is made again. And again. And again.
The ebbs and flows of who lives where, what job they do, what country they come from and how rich they are is explained. And then explained again. And again. And then, just once more for luck.
As you may have gathered I found this book a little repetitive. And I have to say I also found the authors habit of littering his sentences with italics annoying as well!
While the book may have some interest to those who wish to chart the more recent changes in the demographics of London, I would suggest that more widely focused readers might wonder why they keep turning the pages.
The whole tone was a little too snug, a little too self referential and just too repetitive.
I have enjoyed a number of the other books in this series, but would suggest you start elsewhere on your journey through this collection of tube books.