London’s Lost Rivers: A Walker’s Guide Vol. 2


London’s Lost Rivers Volume 2 is the long-awaited follow-up to Volume 1, which was first published in 2010. The new volume features walks along nine more of London’s fascinating network of buried rivers, tracing the impressions they have left on our city. These walks are guaranteed even stranger and more obscure, tracking barely-remembered rivers such as the Black Ditch, the Bollo Brook, and the Cock and Pye Ditch while also following the marginally better known – the Falconbrook, Hackney Brook, the Moselle, Stamford Brook and more.

It is published on 21 November, and is available to order here from purveyors of unpopular culture, Strange Attractor.

And a new, thoroughly revised edition of London’s Lost Rivers Volume 1 is also available, incorporating all the changes that have happened to London and its rivers since it was first published in 2010.

Album review: Alasdair Roberts – The Fiery Margin


A reborn hedge-preacher at the height of his powers: my review for The Quietus of the new album from Alasdair Roberts.

Theatre blog: Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.


Edgy, disconcerting, haunted: my review of Caryl Churchill’s remarkable quartet of plays about myth at the Royal Court.