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by Tim Bradford

ePub The Groundwater Diaries download
Author:
Tim Bradford
ISBN13:
978-0007130832
ISBN:
000713083X
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Publisher:
Flamingo (March 15, 2004)
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Europe
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The groundwater diaries. from beneath the Streets of London. To Cindy, Cathleen and Seán.

Join Tim Bradford as he explores the lost rivers of London. Now Tim Bradford takes us on a series of walks along the routes of these forgotten rivers and shows us the oddities and delights that can be found along the way. Over the last hundred and fifty years, most of the tributaries of the Thames have been buried under concrete and brick.

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In some ways, Bradford wears his learning almost too lightly . The book, however, is too long, and towards the end one feels that the narrator, unlike the rivers he describes, is beginning to go round in circles. Spike Milligan rightly made a virtue out of writing very short books. Read in small bursts, The Groundwater Diaries have the wit, energy and attitude of punk music itself, which was also not without serious cultural importance and even occasional beauty - as well as distinct affiliation to a phantasmagorical London sense of place.

The Groundwater Diaries:. has been added to your Basket. Join Tim Bradford as he explores the lost rivers of LondonOver the last 150 years, most of the tributaries of the Thames have been buried under concrete and brick.

The Groundwater Diaries is a heavily illustrated London travel book in which I use old maps, hallucinogenic high strength lager, dream analysis and an old coat hanger to help me find the city’s lost streams. Over the course of a year I walked the routes of many of these buried tributaries of the Thames, drew some sketches and read history books.

The Groundwater Diaries. Ventures and Adventures in Topography. by Tim Bradford on January 9, 2010. by Tim Bradford on March 4, 2006. This afternoon I spotted a can of Kestrel Super K on the route of the lost Hackney Brook

The Groundwater Diaries. In December I accompanied Deep Topographers Nick Papadimitriou and John Rogers (plus photographer Peter Knapp) for a walk in Roxeth as part of their ongoing Ventures & Adventures in Topography project. This afternoon I spotted a can of Kestrel Super K on the route of the lost Hackney Brook. I’ve noticed over the last few months that Super K has been making inroads into the Clissold Park scene (formerly a Tennants Super hotspot).

Now Tim Bradford takes us on a series of walks along th. .Select Format: Paperback. A flight of imagination back to a time when London was green meadows and rolling hills, dotted with babbling brooks. Join Tim Bradford as he explores the lost rivers of London.

A flight of imagination back to a time when London was green meadows and rolling hills, dotted with babbling brooks. Join Tim Bradford as he explores the lost rivers of London.

Over the last hundred and fifty years, most of the tributaries of the Thames have been buried under concrete and brick. Now Tim Bradford takes us on a series of walks along the routes of these forgotten rivers and shows us the oddities and delights that can be found along the way.

He finds the chi in the Ching, explores the links between London’s football ground and freemasons, rediscovers the unbearable shiteness of being (in South London), enjoys the punk heritage of the Westbourne, and, of course, learns how to special-brew dowse. Here, then, is all of London life, but from a very different point of view.

With a cast that includes the Viking superhero Hammer Smith, a jellied-eel fixated William Morris, a coprophiliac Samuel Johnson, Deep Purple and the Glaswegian deer of Richmond Park, and hundreds of cartoons, drawings and maps, ‘The Groundwater Diaries’ is a vastly entertaining (and sometimes frankly odd) tour through not-so-familiar terrain.