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    DescriptionTo celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Tube, the Penguin Underground Lines box set brings together 12 books by writers ranging from John O'Farrell to John Lanchester, Lucy Wadham to the Kids' Company Name: Penguin Underground Lines. Date of Birth: will be born 7th March 2013 Vital statistics: Twelve books, one for each Underground line, to celebrate the Tube's 150th anniversary Height: when all twelve are stacked up: 4.7 inches Idea for series: Penguin asked twelve people to tell their tale of the city in 15,000 words (or in one case, no words at all), each inspired by a different tube line. Defining characteristics: While the responses range from the polemical to the fantastical, the personal to the societal, they offer something for every taste. Read individually they're delightful small reads, pulled together they offer a particular portrait of a global city. Appearance: determined by the authors, who photographed/drew/picked their cover image, chose their title and wrote the back cover copy, the Penguin logo also takes an outing in the official colour of each tube line - a unique play with Penguin's design. The 12 authors include: Fantastic Man; Kids Company; Danny Dorling; John Lanchester; William Leith; Richard Mabey; Paul Morley; John O'Farrell; Philippe Parreno; Leanne Shapton; Lucy Wadham; and Peter York.


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    Title
    Penguin Underground Lines Boxset
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Authors Various
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1500
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 181 mm
    Thickness: 114 mm
    Weight: 1,320 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846147821
    ISBN 10: 1846147824
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: FYB, DNF, BM
    DC22: 828
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC classification: PN
    DC21: 828
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    BISAC V2.8: LAN008000
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    BIC subject category V2: DNJ
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    BIC subject category V2: JHB
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000, LCO000000, BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    Thema V1.0: DNC, JHB, DNL, DNP, FYB
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Particular Books
    Publication date
    18 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    The 12 authors: Fantastic Man; Kids Company; Danny Dorling; John Lanchester; William Leith; Richard Mabey; Paul Morley; John O'Farrell; Philippe Parreno; Leanne Shapton; Lucy Wadham; Peter York
    Review quote
    Authors include the masterly John Lanchester, the children of Kids Company, comic John O'Farrell and social geographer Danny Dorling. Ranging from the polemical to the fantastical, the personal to the societal, they offer something for every taste. All experience the city as a cultural phenomenon and notice its nature and its people. Read individually they're delightful small reads, pulled together they offer a particular portrait of a global city Evening Standard Exquisitely diverse The Times Eclectic and broad-minded ... beautifully designed -- Tom Cox Observer A fascinating collection with a wide range of styles and themes. The design qualities are excellent, as you might expect from Penguin with a consistent look and feel while allowing distinctive covers for each book. This is a very pleasing set of books A Common Reader blog The contrasts and transitions between books are as stirring as the books themselves ... A multidimensional literary jigsaw Londonist A series of short, sharp, city-based vignettes - some personal, some political and some pictorial ... each inimitable author finds that our city is complicated but ultimately connected, full of wit, and just the right amount of grit Fabric Magazine A collection of beautiful books Grazia