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Underground, Overground: A Passenger's History of the Tube Paperback – 10 Jan 2013

4.4 out of 5 stars 77 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books; Main edition (10 Jan. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846684781
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846684784
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 77 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I would strongly endorse Martin's book as the stop to get on at (Will Self Guardian)

Martin's knowledge is both encyclopaedic and full of quirky digressions, based on everyday observation ... this history has plenty of fun detailing the travails of the Underground's pioneering figures (Evening Standard 2012-04-26)

A jaunty history ... studded with little observational gems ... he can occasionally stop you in your tracks with a well-turned phrase (Sunday Times 2012-04-22)

A sparky history of the tube ... honours the Underground, and glories in its oddities (Sunday Telegraph 2012-04-29)

Seeing Martin puzzle his way through the history is half the fun, as are his lively interlocutors ... the language is beautiful (Rose Jacobs FT 2012-04-28)

For those who love a bit of darting about the Londinium subway whenever the chance comes, Underground, Overground will be a sweat-induced, claustrophobic treat (Brian Donaldson The List 2012-04-26)

Hugely entertaining ... gives us all the lore and myths ... Underground, Overground captures the same zest, zaniness and sense of marvel shown in the recent BBC Two series The Tube. (Michael Binyon Times 2012-05-05)

A highly engaging journey through the history and geography of the tube. (Jonathan Sale Independent 2012-05-05)

An excellent "passenger's history" of the network... entertaining (Mark Mason Spectator 2012-04-28)

If you've ever wondered who is responsible for the announcements on the Northern line, or why Bakerloo line trains don't have armrests, then this engaging and witty social history of the London underground is guaranteed to beguile.

. . . Martin is a highly entertaining guide to the stygian depths of subterranean London in all its absurd, confusing glory. . . Offbeat anecdotes abound . . . a compact yet comprehensive study

(Alexander Larman Observer 2012-05-13)

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Paperback published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the London Underground

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