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Marshland: Dreams and Nightmares on the Edge of London By Gareth E. Rees Ada Jusic Marshland Dreams and Nightmares on the Edge of London Cocker spaniel by his side Rees wanders the marshes of Hackney Leyton and Walthamstow avoiding his family and the pressures of life He discovers a lost world of Victorian filter plants ancient gra
  • Title: Marshland: Dreams and Nightmares on the Edge of London
  • Author: Gareth E. Rees Ada Jusic
  • ISBN: 9780957169395
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback
  • Marshland: Dreams and Nightmares on the Edge of London By Gareth E. Rees Ada Jusic Cocker spaniel by his side, Rees wanders the marshes of Hackney, Leyton and Walthamstow, avoiding his family and the pressures of life He discovers a lost world of Victorian filter plants, ancient grazing lands, dead toy factories and tidal rivers on the edgelands of a rapidly changing city Ghosts are his friends As strange tales of bears, crocodiles, magic narrowboatsCocker spaniel by his side, Rees wanders the marshes of Hackney, Leyton and Walthamstow, avoiding his family and the pressures of life He discovers a lost world of Victorian filter plants, ancient grazing lands, dead toy factories and tidal rivers on the edgelands of a rapidly changing city Ghosts are his friends As strange tales of bears, crocodiles, magic narrowboats and apocalyptic tribes begin to manifest themselves, Rees embarks on a psychedelic journey across time and into the dark heart of London It soon becomes clear that the very existence of this unique landscape is at threat For on all sides of the marshland, the developers are closing in Marshland is a deep map of the East London marshes, a blend of local history, folklore and weird fiction, where nothing is quite as it seems This book contains striking illustrations from artist Ada Jusic.
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    1. Gareth E. Rees Ada Jusic

      Gareth E Rees is the founder and editor of the website Unofficial Britain unofficialbritain and author of The Stone Tide Influx Press, 2018 Marshland Influx Press, 2013 His work has featured in anthologies including Unthology 10, An Unreliable Guide to London Influx Press , Mount London Penned in the Margins , Acquired for Development By Influx Press , Walking Inside Out Contemporary British Psychogeography Rowman Littlefield , The Ashgate Companion to Paranormal Cultures Ashgate , and the spoken word album A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes Clay Pipe Music He lives in Hastings with his two daughters and a dog named Hendrix.

    538 thoughts on “Marshland: Dreams and Nightmares on the Edge of London”

    1. It is hard to write a considered review of a book that has affected one emotionally This book is inspiring, emotive and eye opening.I have never been to Hackney I fear London There is a side of me that despises it This is the seat of our utterly disappointing government, the home of evil bankers, vacuous celebrities and relentless musical theatre London decides what to watch, what to visit, what is best and fashionable to wear, what to listen to, to read, to eat It is faceless and monstrous, the [...]


    2. A haunted wandering in the liminal zone of the Hackney Marshes Feel the black mud under your finger nails as you sift through wormy strata for tasty, timeless gobbets of the past present and future human experience of these edgelands Melancholy, darkly humourous, mysterious and unsentimental I bought this book at random at a bookfair and I m happy that I did.Recommended.


    3. A great book that mixes non fiction, memoir, short stories, comics, and lots of other stuff in order to describe the Hackney Marshes It really expanded my thinking about place writing and offered quite a few surprises, making me go wait, what You re allowed to do that in this kind of book A very worthwhile read if you re interested in psychogeography After reading I am especially tempted to make my own attempt at soundchronicity a walk with music turned down low, so that it blends with the sound [...]


    4. This book, written by Gareth E Rees and illustrated by Ada Jusic, surprised me greatly I was initially interested in it because, on the surface, it tells stories of and about the area around the Lea basin and I grew up a short walk from the River Lea I was therefore looking to reminisce, perhaps to learn a little of the area s history.However, Marshland, Dreams and Nightmares on the Edge of London is so much than that.I was not prepared for its broad scope Part memoir, part historical document [...]


    5. This book blends almost detached journalism, personal memoir, political commentary, post apocalyptic horror, graphic novels, and other sources to produce a perspective on the marshes of East London that is both fantastical and believable.Rees takes as his starting point a series of walks across the marshes of Hackney, Leyton, and Walthamstow with his cocker spaniel Beginning with minor riffs into local history and events, then moving into what might be magical realism, he starts to reveal layers [...]


    6. When I was ten years old, my friend Richard and I made a raft from old oil cans and scrap wood We wheeled it down the road to Lemsford Mill and launched it into the river Lea Gradually we floated down the river through meadows where inquisitive cows watched our progress We stared down into the clear water as we passed over streamers of water weed, watching sticklebacks and minnows darting along beside the raft We passed along the edge of Welwyn Garden City and for a time ran alongside the swimmi [...]


    7. I m going to try to review this properly when I have a chance, but it s quite a book Rees cross genre, hybrid approach of blending essays, stories, comics, and visual art by Ada Jusic is the perfect choice for a space that is never only one thing or another and a complicated hybrid itself The book is smart, sometimes funny including a magnificently delivered set piece joke about bloggers , richly descriptive, and deeply compelling This is the kind of book I ve been wanting to see of from enviro [...]


    8. I loved this book It gets a little confusing at times, but once you gt the hang of the narrative, it s a pretty easy read If you are familiar the area, you know what he is writing about, but if you aren t you can always head over, and see the novel come ti life in front of your eyes.



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