Iain Sinclair has been documenting the peculiar magic of the river-city that absorbs and obsesses him for most of his adult life. In The Last London, he strikes out on a series of solitary walks and collaborative expeditions to make a final reckoning with a capital stretched beyond recognition. Here is a mesmerising record of secret scholars and whispering ghosts. Of disturbing encounters. Night hospitals. Pits that become cameras. Mole Man labyrinths. And privileged swimming pools, up in clouds, patrolled by surveillance helicopters. Where now are the myths, the ultimate fictions of a many times revised city? Travelling from the pinnacle of the Shard to the outer limits of the London Overground system at Croydon and Barking, from the Thames Estuary to the future ruins of Olympicopolis, Sinclair reflects on where London begins and where it ends. A memoir, a critique and a love letter, The Last London stands as a delirious conclusion to a truly epic project.
Mickey Walker is a notorious and well respected drug smuggler and business man living in London. After returning home from prison after serving 7 years for smuggling marijuana his life is thrown straight back into the sinister and deceit of London’s criminal underworld. Mickey has plans to up the ante and smuggle large amounts of cocaine into the UK via his own plane that he keeps in an unused private airfield in Essex. But with Detective Frampton and the Russian Mafia closely on his trail will Mickey succeed or will this be his final downfall.