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Walk the Lines: The London Underground, Overground by [Mark Mason]

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An obsessive walks the entire London Underground system overground --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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As a lifelong fan of London, Mark Mason embarks on a mission to 'conquer' the capital once and for all. The only way to truly discover a city, they say, is on foot. Taking this to extremes, Mark sets out to walk the entire length of the London Underground - overground - passing every station on the way.



Over the course of several hundred miles, he comes to understand a sprawling metropolis that never ceases to surprise. In a story packed with historical trivia, personal musings and eavesdropped conversations, Mark learns how to get the best gossip in a City pub, how the Ritz made its female guests feel good about themselves, and why the Bank of England won't let you join the M11 northbound at Junction 5. He has an East End cup of tea with the Krays' official biographer, discovers what cabbies mean by 'on the cotton', and meets the Archers star who was the voice of 'Mind the Gap'.



On a broader level, Mark contemplates London's contradictions as well as its charms. He gains insights into our fascination with maps and sees how walking changes our view of the world. Above all, in this love letter to a complicated friend, he celebrates the sights, sounds and soul of the greatest city on earth.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Boring
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 February 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars What’s above made fascinating by what’s below
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5.0 out of 5 stars A completely different take on what makes London the greatest city in the world
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4.0 out of 5 stars UNDERGROUND, OVERGROUND, & WOMBLE FREE!
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5.0 out of 5 stars London from ground level.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Walk The Lines: The London Underground OVERGROUND
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3.0 out of 5 stars Overground the Underground
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4.0 out of 5 stars I have a great interest in London
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book. Shame there was no mention of the ...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Good idea, shame about its execution
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really well written
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5.0 out of 5 stars getting beneath things
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, interesting and different, read it!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good value & a fascinating read.
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