- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 863 KB
- Print Length: 400 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (14 July 2011)
- Sold by: PRH UK
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00563M33I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 80 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #655,692 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Walk the Lines: The London Underground, Overground Kindle 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'.
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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.
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Top international reviews
Highly recommended both for newbies and old London hands.
Lots of points of interest , I only wish I’d thought if it first!
It was a different take on its exploration but not for me.
Quite an amazing achievement.
I had thought about the prospect myself,some years ago when my feet could have possibly carried me that far without developing Plantar Fasciitis.
So,from my armchair and feet up,it was an enjoyable journey.
A really good read
Great for dipping in and out of but doing a complete Line really is the only way. Very strongly recommended, and now the stuff of future presents !