Curiocity: In Pursuit of London published

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“The most ingenious, insightful, inspiring, intoxicating, and simply interesting guide to the great city that I have ever seen” — Philip Pullman

We’re very happy to announce that our new book, Curiocity: In Pursuit of London, was published by Particular, an imprint of Penguin Books, on 4 August 2016.

Curiocity is a new A to Z exploring every aspect of life in London. Its 26 chapters weave together the city’s stories with striking reflections, practical ideas and itineraries, and contributions from London voices such as Monica Ali and Iain Sinclair.

The book is illustrated by artists including Chris Riddell, Isabel Greenberg and Steven Appleby, and at the heart of each chapter is an original hand-drawn map, charting everything from the city’s international communities, underground spaces and children’s dreams, to its unrealised plans, erogenous zones and dystopian futures.

Find out more about it in a feature in the Evening Standard here. The Standard described Curiocity as a ‘remarkable book … a nerdy Londoner’s paradise … an exquisite 450-page cross between an encyclopaedia and an artwork.’

The Londonist called it “the greatest book about London published in modern times … an illuminated manuscript for the 21st century city” (read the full piece here)

The book is out in shops now or you can buy it online here.

You can still buy Issues B-F of Curiocity magazine online here.

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