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Edward Platt - Leadville - 9780330392631 - KKD0001938
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Description for Leadville Paperback. A journey from White City to the Hanger Lane Gyratory along Western Avenue - the A40. Num Pages: 250 pages, illustrations, maps, plans. BIC Classification: 1DBKESL; 3JJ; JFSG; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 136 x 197 x 19. Weight in Grams: 254. Good clean copy with some minor shelf wear

"One afternoon in January 1995, as I drove along Western Avenue, I did what I had never done before: i parked the car in a side-street and walked on to the road..."

In Leadville, Ed Platt tells the story of Western Avenue from the optimism of its construction in the 1920s to its partial demolition seventy years later. It is a tale of the city and the traffic, of suburbia and the dreams of its inhabitants, and of our senseless and all-consuming love affair with the motor car.

'Platt has created a drama that is not ... Read more

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London, United Kingdom
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About Edward Platt
Edward Platt was born in 1968 and lives in London. His first book, Leadville, won a Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. He is also the author of The Great Flood which explores the way floods have shaped the physical landscape of Britain, and The City of Abraham, a journey through Hebron, the only place in the ... Read more

Reviews for Leadville
"'Platt has created a drama that is not only Orwellian in its attention to what you might call the state of the nation... but almost Dickensian in the recording of the colour and pathos of its inhabitants' Tim Lott, The Times"

Goodreads reviews for Leadville

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