Night Haunts: A Journey Through The London Night by Sukhdev SandhuNight Haunts: A Journey Through The London Night by Sukhdev Sandhu

Night Haunts: A Journey Through The London Night

bySukhdev Sandhu

Paperback | September 17, 2019

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London at night has always been seen as a lawless orgy of depravity and pestilence. But is it now as bland and unthreatening as any new town? Sukhdev Sandhu journeys across the city to find out whether the London night really has been rendered neutral by street lighting and CCTV cameras. His nocturnal forays see him prospecting in the London night with the people who drive its pulse, from the avian police to security guards, urban fox hunters and exorcists. He wades through the sewers, hangs out with pirate DJs, and accompanies the marine patrol looking for midnight corpses. Beautifully written, Night Haunts seeks to reclaim the mystery and romance of the city—to revitalize the great myth of London for a new century.
Sukhdev Sandhu is the author of, among other books, London Calling: How Black and Asian Writers Imagined a City, I’ll Get My Coat, and Night Haunts. He lives in New york and London, and writes for the London Review of Books, Modern Painters and the TLS. He is the award-winning chief film critic of the Daily Telegraph and Associa...
Title:Night Haunts: A Journey Through The London NightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 17, 2019Publisher:Verso BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1786633310

ISBN - 13:9781786633316

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Editorial Reviews

“Offering some of the greatest insights we have into contemporary London.” —Michael Moorcock, Daily Telegraph “A book that restores some mystery and romance to the London night.” —Times “Unconventional, poetic and haunting meditation on the capital’s hours of darkness and the largely unregarded men and women who wakefully inhabit it.” —Observer “Some of the most ambitious and memorable work of the last decade.”—Time Out“Artangel is truly on the side of the angels.”—Independent