Twelve Stories from Twelve Authors: Penguin Underground Lines: The full set of twelve Penguin Lines

Twelve Stories from Twelve Authors Penguin Underground Lines The full set of twelve Penguin Lines To celebrate the th anniversary of the Tube the Penguin Underground Lines brings together books by writers ranging from John O Farrell to John Lanchester Lucy Wadham to the Kids Company Name P

  • Title: Twelve Stories from Twelve Authors: Penguin Underground Lines: The full set of twelve Penguin Lines
  • Author: Danny Dorling
  • ISBN: 9781846148408
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Tube, the Penguin Underground Lines brings together 12 books by writers ranging from John O Farrell to John Lanchester, Lucy Wadham to the Kids Company Name Penguin Underground Lines Date of Birth will be born 7th March 2013 Vital statistics Twelve books, one for each Underground line, to celebrate the Tube s 150th anniversaryTo celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Tube, the Penguin Underground Lines brings together 12 books by writers ranging from John O Farrell to John Lanchester, Lucy Wadham to the Kids CompanyName Penguin Underground LinesDate of Birth will be born 7th March 2013Vital statistics Twelve books, one for each Underground line, to celebrate the Tube s 150th anniversary Idea for series Penguin asked twelve people to tell their tale of the city in 15,000 words or in one case, no words at all , each inspired by a different tube line Defining characteristics While the responses range from the polemical to the fantastical, the personal to the societal, they offer something for every taste Read individually they re delightful small reads, pulled together they offer a particular portrait of a global city.The 12 authors Fantastic Man Kids Company Danny Dorling John Lanchester William Leith Richard Mabey Paul Morley John O Farrell Philippe Parreno Leanne Shapton Lucy Wadham Peter York Authors include the masterly John Lanchester, the children of Kids Company, comic John O Farrell and social geographer Danny Dorling Ranging from the polemical to the fantastical, the personal to the societal, they offer something for every taste All experience the city as a cultural phenomenon and notice its nature and its people Read individually they re delightful small reads, pulled together they offer a particular portrait of a global city Evening Standard Exquisitely diverse The Times Eclectic and broad minded beautifully designed Tom Cox, Observer A fascinating collection with a wide range of styles and themes The design qualities are excellent, as you might expect from Penguin with a consistent look and feel while allowing distinctive covers for each book This is a very pleasing set of books A Common Reader blog The contrasts and transitions between books are as stirring as the books themselves A multidimensional literary jigsaw Londonist A series of short, sharp, city based vignettes some personal, some political and some pictorial each inimitable author finds that our city is complicated but ultimately connected, full of wit, and just the right amount of grit Fabric Magazine A collection of beautiful books Grazia

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    • David Ostra says:

      Leanne Shapton, one of the twelve authors in Penguin’s collection of short books on the London Underground, introduces herself by means of a self-designed score-card – her height is 5 foot 8 inches, her time lived in London is two years – in which she discloses her “Self-Rated Tube Geekiness” as “2 out of 10”. For a reader embarking on the journey of reading all of the twelve books, as I did, scoring as high as possible on that scale might contribute to enjoying the experience (I a [...]

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