Posts tagged with ‘Iain Sinclair’

  • Diamond Street

    Hatton Garden is the fold in the map, one of London’s most mysterious and secretive streets, which has been home for two centuries to a deeply private working community of diamond and jewellery dealers. In Diamond Street, Rachel Lichtenstein uncovers their hidden world.

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    Rachel Litchenstein
  • On Brick Lane

    On Brick Lane is an unforgettable journey through the vanished past, the disappearing present and the emerging future of one of Britain’s most mythologized and misunderstood streets. Home to successive waves of immigrants, from eighteenth century Huguenot weavers to the Jewish refugeesof the 1880s to the late twentieth-century Bangladeshi community, Brick Lane is now one of the most fashionable and sought-after addresses in London.

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    Rachel Litchenstein
  • Rodinsky’s Room

    In 1980 a remarkable discovery was made in the attic rooms above a disused synagogue in the former Jewish quarter of East London. An abandoned room was unlocked for the first time in twenty years, frozen in time, with everything more or less in its original state, even down to porridge on the stove and the imprint of a head on a pillow. Tucked inside books scattered around the room.

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    Rachel Litchenstein
  • City Lit London

    London is the World’s most happening city and in City Lit London over sixty popular writers celebrate the ever-changing landscape of this amazing metropolis. Will Self gets inside the head of a London cabby … Jan Morris flies into Heathrow… Alan Bennett gives us a ride in the Queen’s carriage… Rachel Lichtenstein takes us for a walk down Brick Lane… Xiaolu Guo enjoys a greasy spoon in Hackney… Sam Selvon recalls the boat train arriving from Trinidad…. Dostoyevsky strolls down the Haymarket… Barbara Cartland takes us to a West End ball… and much, much more.

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    Rachel Litchenstein
  • London: City of Disappearances

    Welcome to the real, unauthorised London: the disappeared, the unapproved, the unvoiced, the mythical and the all-but forgotten. This anthology of London writing, edited by Iain Sinclair, with contributions by J. G. Ballard, Will Self, Marina Warner, Michael Moorcock, Rachel Lichtenstein and others, is the perfect companion to the city.

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    Rachel Litchenstein