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1TheCriticalTimes Primeira Mensagem
I'm looking for novels, histories, etc about what is under London. From the little research I have done I'm beginning to realize that the city has just as rich a history in subterranean dwellings as Paris or New York. Anyone have any suggested readings ?
In terms of novels the first two to spring to mind are A Metropolitan Murder by Lee Jackson and Underground by Tobias Hill. The former is lovely piece of Victoriana. The latter I've not really started yet. There's also Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, of course, which is more about sub-cultural London but uses the tube a lot.
8JamesCotton Primeira Mensagem
253 is also about the London Underground, it's based on an internet book, but it's interesting in how Geoff Ryman set about telling the tale (only using 253 words per character and so on).
Subterranean City: Beneath the Streets of London by Antony Clayton is another.
War Plan UK by Duncan Campbell has some stuff on the cable tunnels and deep level shelters.
London's Disused Underground Stations by J.E. Connor does what it says on the tin!
There is also the recently published Penguin Underground Lines series celebrating this landmark year for the Tube. Based on LT member Kidzdoc's reviews, John Lancaster's What We Talk About When We Talk About the Tube: the District Line sounds like the best of the lot.
I'm delighted by how many books are written about the London Underground.
Oooh, I like that sort of thing. Must check it out--thanks for mentioning it.