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Art On The Underground
7/6/2009 6:33:46 AM
Art on the Underground has just sent me a copy of Piccadillyland, a book commissioned by them as part of Thin Cities, a series of new artworks celebrating 100 years of the Piccadilly line.

The book was the brainchild of Emma Rushton and Derek Tyman, two artists based in Manchester. Extracts from novels featuring London tube stations are in the book, and I see passages from my novels Crushed and Frantic have been included, because I mentioned various Piccadilly tube stations in my prose.

I wasn't the only author to have done so, as I see extracts from novels by a diverse range of authors like Nick Hornby, George Orwell and Agatha Christie have also been included.

The book is an ingenious idea though. At first glance, Piccadillyland appears to be a 'contemporary' novel, but on closer reading, according to Sally Shaw's (Art on the Underground's curator) background notes in the book, the content 'reveals itself as carefully woven configuration of quotes drawn from over 100 contemporary works of fiction that refers to Piccadilly line Underground stations.'

Piccadillyland's launch party consisted of the book being given away to tube customers from stations at the three ends of the Piccadilly line - Heathrow Terminal 1,2,3, Cockfosters and Uxbridge. Also, copies of all the original novels were on display at the same stations.

I did notice that more copies of Crushed and Frantic have been sold on American Amazon recently!


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