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“Downriver” is the compelling story of a strange, obsessive quest for the hidden - occult, indeed - aspects of the Thames as it flows through east London and on to the North Sea. The first-person narrator follows his trail by waterway and railway, exploring and unearthing many bizarre and sinister features of the history and contemporary life of the area. The pages of this masterly imaginative tale throng with the ghosts of past, present and future: Victorian victims of shipwreck, brainburned 'survivors' of the Sixties, nuclear waste-train drivers, weirdly metamorphosing bookdealers, aboriginal cricketers wrenched out of their Dreamtime, Spring-Heeled Jacks - and a whole lot more.

Published 1991.

Binding of book is intact. Moderate shelfwear and some foxing on dust jacket. Slight shelfwear and foxing on covers of book. Some tanning and moderate foxing on edges of book. Annotations in pencil and some foxing on endpapers. Slight foxing on certain pages, otherwise in good condition.

Downriver (Signed Copy)

ISBN: 0586090746
S$38.00
Authors: Iain Sinclair
Publisher: Paladin
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“Downriver” is the compelling story of a strange, obsessive quest for the hidden - occult, indeed - aspects of the Thames as it flows through east London and on to the North Sea. The first-person narrator follows his trail by waterway and railway, exploring and unearthing many bizarre and sinister features of the history and contemporary life of the area. The pages of this masterly imaginative tale throng with the ghosts of past, present and future: Victorian victims of shipwreck, brainburned 'survivors' of the Sixties, nuclear waste-train drivers, weirdly metamorphosing bookdealers, aboriginal cricketers wrenched out of their Dreamtime, Spring-Heeled Jacks - and a whole lot more.

Published 1991.

Binding of book is intact. Moderate shelfwear and some foxing on dust jacket. Slight shelfwear and foxing on covers of book. Some tanning and moderate foxing on edges of book. Annotations in pencil and some foxing on endpapers. Slight foxing on certain pages, otherwise in good condition.