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Published in Iain Sinclair (ed.), London: City of Disappearances, London: Hamish Hamilton, 2006, pp. 233-253.
Ostensibly a review of David McKie’s book, Great British Bus Journeys, this is actually about Douglas Goldring, a pacifist, conservationist and bus-travelling founder of the Georgian Group, whose idea of ‘Little England’ was inspired by the example of Ireland’s Sinn Fein movement. Published in the London Review of Books, 17 September 2006, pp. 19-22.
Some reflections on history and heritage in East London and the Thames estuary. I refer to ‘Millennium Mills’, an old flour mill standing opposite the Millennium Dome, and the Richard Montgomery, a sunken US Liberty ship loaded with explosives that lies not far offshore from Sheerness – whence it was memorably described by the resident German novelist Uwe Johnson.