Lights Out for the Territory

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Penguin Books Limited, Oct 2, 2003 - Social Science - 400 pages
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'A book about London; in other words, a book about everything' Peter Ackroyd, The Times

Walking the streets of London, Iain Sinclair traces nine routes across the territory of the capital. Connecting people and places, redrawing boundaries both ancient and modern, reading obscure signs and finding hidden patterns, Sinclair creates a fluid snapshot of the city. In LIGHTS OUT FOR THE TERRITORY he gives us a daring, provocative, enlightening, disturbing and utterly unique picture of modern urban life. And in the process he reveals the dark underbelly of a London many of us did not know existed.

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Review: Lights Out for the Territory: 9 Excursions in the Secret History of London

User Review  - Nicholas Flower - Goodreads

Dense, complex and enthralling, Sinclair riffs on London in wild cluttered prose that echoes the intense life and history of the city itself. Every page sparks a digression and every digression a ... Read full review

Review: Lights Out for the Territory: 9 Excursions in the Secret History of London

User Review  - Roisin - Goodreads

This is a brilliant and interesting book of journeys around London, that will resonate if you are familiar with some of the hidden gems that exist, some of which are now lost. If you are not, there is ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Iain Sinclair's books include LONDON ORBITAL, DOWNRIVER (James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award), and WHITE CHAPPELL, SCARLET TRACINGS. He lives in Hackney, East London.

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