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This collection of short stories distills the sweat and tears of the daily commute, along with the occasional magic of a Tube journey: where lives intersect and overlap, small kindnesses are exchanged, flirtatious eyes are caught, and journeys sometimes take commuters much further than they expected… Underground: Tales for London features original short stories by London-loving authors from across the world. Each story, written by a Borough Press author, will be available to Evening Standard readers as a free podcast, from standard.co.uk

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This collection of short stories distills the sweat and tears of the daily commute, along with the occasional magic of a Tube journey: where lives intersect and overlap, small kindnesses are exchanged, flirtatious eyes are caught, and journeys sometimes take commuters much further than they expected… Underground: Tales for London features original short stories by London-loving authors from across the world. Each story, written by a Borough Press author, will be available to Evening Standard readers as a free podcast, from standard.co.uk

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    • 58 s
    Number Five by Joe Mungo Reed

    Number Five by Joe Mungo Reed

    One of the wonderful secrets of the London Underground is that the trains and tunnels of the Waterloo & City line are often used in films. In this story by Joe Mungo Reed, the final in our podcast series, a daughter visits her film director father on set, to bring a family situation to his attention. In between takes, Laura contemplates their relationship, her childhood and her father’s character: his control, his absorption, his self-belief.
     
    Joe Mungo Reed was born in London and currently lives in Edinburgh. He has a degree in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh and an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. His first novel We Begin Our Ascent (published in July 2018) is described by Man Booker Prize winner George Saunders as “a dazzling debut by an exciting and essential new talent.”
     
    Underground: Tales for London features original short stories by London-loving authors from across the world. Each story, written by a Borough Press author, will be available to Evening Standard readers as a free podcast, from standard.co.uk.
     
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    • 25 Min.
    Northern - Kat Gordon

    Northern - Kat Gordon

    Northern Line is set during the Second World War. Grace, who works in the box office at a London theatre, finds herself caught at Hampstead tube station during an air-raid shelter. The action unfolds in the claustrophobic platform setting and the story explores equality and social responsibility.
     
    Kat Gordon read English at Somerville College, Oxford and worked at Time Out briefly after graduating. She has travelled extensively in East Africa where she also worked as a teacher and an HIV counsellor. She received a distinction for her MA in creative writing from Royal Holloway and her second novel The Hunters is out this month. Kat has lived in Budapest and Reykjavik and is currently settled in north London with her partner and young son.
     
    Underground: Tales for London features original short stories by London-loving authors from across the world. Each story, written by a Borough Press author, will be available to Evening Standard readers as a free podcast, from standard.co.uk.
     
    You can buy The Hunters by Kat Gordon here For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 25 Min.
    She Deserves It - Louisa Young

    She Deserves It - Louisa Young

    This episode is a piece of memoir, in which bestselling author Louisa strings moments from her life like beads along the pink ribbon of the Hammersmith & City Line, hooking a memory to each station, from a childhood spent in Paddington to sitting vigil by her beloved’s hospital bed in Euston.
     
    Louisa Young was born in London and read history at Cambridge. She is the award-winning author of fourteen books, including My Dear I Wanted to Tell You, The Heroes' Welcome and Devotion – three novels set across the early 20th century, following the Locke and Purefoy families from the outbreak of WW1 the 1930s; The Book of the Heart, a cultural history of that most vital organ, and A Great Task of Happiness, the biography of her grandmother Kathleen Scott, sculptor and widow of Scott of the Antarctic. She is the adult half of Zizou Corder, authors of the best-selling Lionboy trilogy, which is published in 36 languages. 


    Her latest book is a memoir of her life with the composer Robert Lockhart — You Left Early: A True Story of Love and Alcohol (June 2018). Her debut album as a singer/songwriter, with her band Birds of Britain, is also called You Left Early (June 2018).
     
    Underground: Tales for London features original short stories by London-loving authors from across the world. Each story, written by a Borough Press author, will be available to Evening Standard readers as a free podcast, from standard.co.uk
     
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Left-Early-Story-Alcohol/dp/0008265178 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 Min.
    Victoria - Janice Pariat

    Victoria - Janice Pariat

    A beautiful, magical story about one woman’s commute from Brixton to Highbury along the Victoria Line each day, to her job as an assistant in an artist’s studio. One day a new platform appears at Green Park station, and Elsa is transported to the metro in Delhi.
     
    Janice Pariat is a well-known and well-respected writer in India, and is published for the first time in the UK in 2018 with her novella The Nine-Chambered Heart. Her debut collection of short stories, Boats on Land (2012), won her the Sahitya Akademi Young Writer Award 2013 and a Crossword Book Award for Fiction. Her first novel, Seahorse, was shortlisted for The Hindu Prize for Literature 2015. She has lived in London and Turin and is currently based in New Delhi.
     
    Underground: Tales for London features original short stories by London-loving authors from across the world. Each story, written by a Borough Press author, will be available to Evening Standard readers as a free podcast, from standard.co.uk
     
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nine-Chambered-Heart-Janice-Pariat-ebook/dp/B077MJQQTK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1524836668&sr=1-1&keywords=janice+pariat For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 28 Min.
    Blackfriars - Matthew Plampin

    Blackfriars - Matthew Plampin

    This is a story based on real events. In January 1862, Frederick Leyland, director of the National Telephone Company and one of the wealthiest men in England, mysteriously died on the platform at Blackfriars…
     
    Matthew Plampin read English and History of Art at the University of Birmingham and then completed a PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art. He now lectures on nineteenth-century art and architecture. Plampin is the author of four previous novels, The Street Philosopher, The Devil’s Acre, Illumination and Will & Tom. His fifth novel Mrs Whistler is published in May 2018. He lives in London with his wife and son.
     
    Underground: Tales for London features original short stories by London-loving authors from across the world. Each story, written by a Borough Press author, will be available to Evening Standard readers as a free podcast, from standard.co.uk
     
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mrs-Whistler-Matthew-Plampin/dp/0008163626 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 26 Min.

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