Author(s): Michael Fordham
Uncommon London is a journey traveling deep and wide across the sprawling metropolis. 43 contributors have ventured through the city streets and delved into their intimate worlds to bring us portraits and glimpses of the many lives that hold London together, or at times tear it apart. Routes, maps and itineraries have been especially created, providing keys to London across time, in the hope of bringing closer to a city that can seem distant and indifferent, yet upon ins[ection celebrates diversity, insists upon acceptance and thrives on exuberant discussion. To be a Londoner you only need step foot here, and charge along with the rest of the crowd, flowing through the 'Unreal City'
Michael Fordham wrote The Worst Novel in the World before going on to become a writer, reporter and editor for UK titles Esquire, The Face, The Guardian and Dazed and Confused. In the US he worked for The New York Times and the Washington Post.He was founding editor on two influential magazines, Adrenalin, (2000) and (Huck 2007) - and haspublished two works of non fiction: September (Dogstar Press, 2007) and The Book of Surfing (Bantam 2008).