An obsessive walks the entire London Underground system overground
Born in the Midlands in 1971, Mark Mason moved to London when he was 20. Over the next 13 years he sold Christmas cards in Harrods, made radio programmes for the BBC and busked outside Eric Clapton gigs at the Royal Albert Hall. He also published three novels, several books of non-fiction, and wrote for publications as diverse as The Spectator and Four Four Two. He continues to do some of these things, though has now defected to Suffolk, where he lives with his partner and son.
"Crammed with delightful facts, it's a constantly fascinating journey" Shortlist "Mason, a lifelong Tube enthusiast, rediscovers the Underground by walking its routes overground" The Times "Endlessly fascinating" Spectator "This engaging foot puts its best foot forward with fascinating detail about both the Underground and its part in London's history" Independent "Mark Mason's Walk the Lines follows his mission to walk overground the routes taken by the London Underground. In doing so he uncovers some surprising insights into the capital and its inhabitants" Choice