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Leadville By Edward Platt

Leadville
by Edward Platt

A journey from White City to the Hanger Lane Gyratory along Western Avenue - the A40.
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Leadville Summary


Leadville by Edward Platt

"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 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

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Leadville Reviews


"'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"

About Edward Platt


Edward Platt was born in 1968 and lives in London. Leadville won a Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.

Additional information

GOR001246060
Leadville by Edward Platt
Edward Platt
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2001-05-04
304
0330392638
9780330392631
Winner of Somerset Maugham Award 2001 (UK) Winner of John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2000 (UK)
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