James Meek: The Tale of the Tube
5 May 2005
Show More The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground Was Built and How It Changed the City For Ever by Christian Wolmar.
Atlantic, 351 pp., £17.99, November 2004, 1 84354 022 3Show More
“... A poster printed in the Underground’s familiar corporate font, ready for the pub and club rush that follows the rush hour, listed the locations of nearby cash machines and bars and clubs: Bed Bar, Betsy Trotwood, Bleeding Heart Tavern, Dust, Eagle, Ember, Fluid, Fabric. Trains were arriving every two minutes, never quite allowing the press of passengers on the westbound platform to build up to a ...”