London Overground

Represented by:
Laura Longrigg


Hamish Hamilton

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A living history of London told through a long day’s hike around the London Overground route by Britain’s master psychogeographer Echoing his journey in London Orbital over a decade ago, Iain Sinclair narrates his second circular walk around the capital. Shortly after rush-hour and accompanied by a rambling companion, Sinclair begins walking along London’s Overground network, or, ‘Ginger Line’. With characteristic playfulness, detours into folk history, withering assessments of the political classes and a joyful allegiance to the ordinary oddball, Sinclair guides us on a tour of London’s trendiest new transport network – and shows the shifting, changing city from new and surprising angles.


‘If you're a Londoner and haven't read [London Orbital] by the end of next year, I suggest you leave’ Will Self, Evening Standard
‘Sinclair breathes wondrous life into monstrous, man-made landscapes’ Times Literary Supplement
'Overground is bound to have something to delight any bookish Londoner' Guardian
‘He is incapable of writing a dull paragraph’ Scotland on Sunday
Iain Sinclair's books include London Orbital, Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire, Downriver (which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award) Ghost Milk and American Smoke. He lives in Hackney, East London.
‘Sentence for sentence, there is no more interesting writer at work in English.’
John Lanchester Daily Telegraph