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5.0 out of 5 stars Cosmic Humming worlds., 13 Aug. 2012
This review is from: The Fringe of London: Being Some Ventures and Adventures in Topography (Hardcover)
Nick Papadimitriou, author of 'Scarp', describes his devotion to Maxwell's "The Fringe of London" as follows in an interview with Granta:

"Human activity and the consequences of anthropocentrist power brokering are never far from the surface in his invocations of the land. Other `literary' writers on landscape such as Iain Sinclair or Peter Ackroyd I tend to avoid as their perceptions interfere too readily with my own responses and my need to find space for the voices to surface. I prefer to read either scientific ecology papers dating from the 1920s - fine-detailed witness statements regarding what once was - or popular topographers such as the brothers Maxwell. The books these two intrepid writers produced between the wars such as 'The Fringe of London' and 'A Detective in Surrey' are near-holy books for me."
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