Pioneering large-scale statistical maps might sound dry as dust, but as Iain Sinclair writes in his foreword to this volume, they have a ‘morbid beauty’. Sinclair is an inspired choice to lead us in to Charles Booth’s London.
‘Tube Map Travels’ is about the unofficial maps of the London Underground, the ones which were not produced by TfL or any of its predecessors and which, in fact, TfL might like to suppress if it were possible.
It was with genuine pleasure that we received an invitation to the launch of Jonathon Green’s latest book on slang, ‘Sounds and Furies’. Green has been working in this field for over 40 years, and there can be few people with his depth of knowledge.
This year’s book from the London Topographical Society captures ‘the audacity of laying a ribbon of stone across such a powerful river’ – and then building on it
This is a delightful book, its narrative flowing with the tidal reaches of the Thames from Teddington all the way east to Tilbury, right out on the Estuary.