REVIEW: Mind the Child by Camila Batmanghelidjh and Kids Company

In brief: The kids of the Underground – abused, poor and hungry. The good: The stories by the kids – brutally honest. The not-so-good: I googled Kids Company after finishing and…hmm… Why I chose it: Last book of the Penguin Lines series celebrating 150 years of the Underground. Year: 2013 Pages: 148 Publisher: Penguin Setting:... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Drift by Philippe Parreno

In brief: A pictorial, abstract vision of a Tube line. The good: Some great pictures. The not-so-good: Um, no words? Why I chose it: Working my way through the Penguin Lines series celebrating 150 years of the Underground. Year: 2013 Pages: 112 Publisher: Penguin Setting: The Hammersmith & City Line Rating: 4 out of 10... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The 32 Stops by Danny Dorling

In brief: The Central Line, told through statistics about the people who live there. The good: This is a great way to talk statistics. The not-so-good: It's a one sitting book. Why I chose it: Working my way through the Penguin Lines series celebrating 150 years of the Underground. Year: 2013 Pages: 164 Publisher: Penguin... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Buttoned-Up by Fantastic Man

In brief: A look at men wearing buttoned-up shirts – interviews, pictures and why it seems to be an east London thing. The good: Loved the magazine style. The not-so-good: Finished it before the end of my train journey. Why I chose it: Working my way through the Penguin Lines series celebrating 150 years of... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: The Blue Riband by Peter York

In brief: Part of the Penguin Lines series celebrating 150 years of the London Underground, this book reviews various stops on the Piccadilly Line and the fun to be had there. The good: Interesting spin on the series – the buildings around the stops. The not-so-good: Made me feel uncool as I'm not au fait... Continue Reading →

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