When London is lost beneath the rising tides, unconscious desires rush to the surface in this apocalyptic tale. Fluctuations in solar radiation have melted the ice caps, sending the planet into a new Triassic Age of unendurable heat. London is a swamp; lush tropical vegetation grows up the walls of the Ritz & primeval reptiles are sighted, swimming through the newly-formed lagoons.

Some flee the capital; others remain to pursue reckless schemes, either in the name of science or profit. While the … More

Preorder Iain Sinclair’s new book due out 20th September 2018. Buildings affect how we sleep, work, socialise & even breathe. They can isolate and endanger us but they can also heal us. We project our hopes & fears onto buildings, while they absorb our histories. In Living With Buildings, Sinclair embarks on a series of expeditions – through London, Marseille, Mexico & the Outer Hebrides.

He explores the relationship between sickness and structure, and between art, architecture, social planning and health, taking plenty of detours … More

This is London’s East End in the 1940s – polyglot, violent, poor. We visit ‘the local’, the blitz & an all-day wedding feast. A vibrant area, but for Jimmy despair awaits when even his father steals from him. And how will Pinkie get on in these changing times? London E1 is introduced by Rachel Lichtenstien.

On the back cover of the first edition of Robert Poole’s long-forgotten first, and only, published novel, London E1 (Secker … More

First published in 2009, during the late show of the New Labour project & against the back-drop of financial crisis. Its account of the privatisation of British cities – their housing stock, open spaces, streets, shopping precincts & public services – served as grim testimony to years of boosterist urban policy.

A new preface begins with the Olympic Park development, from compulsory purchase and enclosure to the Qatari buy-out and drone … More