The Blue Riband

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Peter York, co-author of the 1980s bestseller, The Sloane Ranger Handbook, charts the progress of the dream of grandeur and aspiration in London—part of a series of 12 books tied to the 12 lines of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates 150 years of the Tube with Penguin Also available in a boxed set.

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Peter York is one of the UK's leading strategic researchers. He writes regularly for the Independent. His books include co-authoring The Sloane Ranger Handbook and Dictators' Homes. His latest BBC documentary, The Rise and Fall of the Ad-Man, was shown on BBC2. He is a visiting professor of the University of the Arts London.

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"Authors include the masterly John Lanchester, the children of Kids Company, comic John O'Farrell and social geographer Danny Dorling. Ranging from the polemical to the fantastical, the personal to the societal, they offer something for every taste. All experience the city as a cultural phenomenon and notice its nature and its people. Read individually they're delightful small reads, pulled together they offer a particular portrait of a global city."  —Evening Standard"Exquisitely diverse."  —Times"Eclectic and broad-minded. . . beautifully designed."  —ObserverThe contrasts and transitions between books are as stirring as the books themselves. . . A multidimensional literary jigsaw."  —Londonist
"A collection of beautiful books."  —Grazia"A series of short, sharp, city-based vignettes—some personal, some political and some pictorial. . . each inimitable author finds that our city is complicated but ultimately connected, full of wit, and just the right amount of grit."  —Fabric Magazine
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