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‘Machen’s London Adventure’ with Robert Kingham

Launch event for new edition of Arthur Machen’s long out-of-print ‘The London Adventure’, a classic of psychogeographical writing.


‘Machen’s London Adventure’
with Robert Kingham

Wednesday 23rd July, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Three Impostors press (www.threeimpostors.co.uk) unveil their new edition of Arthur Machen’s ‘The London Adventure’, a classic of psychogeographical writing in the form of an unorthodox memoir of the time Machen spent as a reporter for the Evening News in the early part of the 20th century, wandering the hidden byways and forgotten corners of the capital. The book has been out of print for many years and is very difficult to find.

The new edition is a hardback limited to 250 copies, with photographs and endnotes, and a foreword by Merlin Coverley, author of ‘Psychogeography’ (2006) and ‘The Art of Wandering’ (2012). At the launch there will be a presentation by writer and tour guide Robert Kingham, who will talk about Machen’s London, and his idea that the apparent reality of the city streets around us is actually a ‘thin veil’ of illusion, which can sometimes lift to reveal another world.

Complimentary wine and soft drinks will be provided.

This event is part of Housmans' 'London's Burning' season, which expores the capital's radical past, present and future.

On Saturday 26th July as a follow up to the book launch, Rob will be leading his ‘Grey Soul of London’ walk in search of history and beer through the worn and hollowed streets of Finsbury, a ‘devious and obscure’ district that inspired a rich seam of wonder and awe in Machen’s writing. Booking details will be available at Housmans on July 23rd, or at www.minimumlabyrinth.org.


Mr Robert Kingham | talks


Date and Time:

23 July 2014 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road
King’s Cross
N1 9DX
020 7837 4473

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020 7837 4473

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