“Highly entertaining tour of British civilization, viewed from below ground level.” -- Kirkus Reviews
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Smith's style is sometimes a bit murky, self-indulgent, and over-adjectivized, but his literary stroll through London underground is also full of curious lore and tactile... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Marie Prudence Gagne
There is less underground London than I expected in this book through there certainly are some interesting stories. Think more Hunter S. Thompson when considering this book. Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by Mr. Ken C. Fenske
This book started out dull, but turned into a good surprise. My initial impression was mostly based upon the author's excessive use of "two-dollar words" where "five cent words"... Read morePublished on June 12, 2009 by T. Owens
I was excited to read this volume in preparation for a more research oriented reference work on underground passages in the UK and continental Europe, however the strength in this... Read morePublished on April 15, 2007 by Michael Hill
A detailed examination of what lies underneath London, from treks down sewerage drains to bits of Rome dug up when the tube was being put in, to disused war bunkers. Read morePublished on May 24, 2006 by Jeremy Collins