• World English: Picador
  • Published: 5th August 2021
  • Agent: James Wills

The Black Locomotive

Rian Hughes

London is built from concrete, steel and the creative urge.

Old technology gives way to the new. Progress is inevitable – but is it more fragile than its inhabitants realise?

A strange anomaly is uncovered in the new top-secret Crossrail extension being built under Buckingham Palace. It is an archeological puzzle, one that may transform our understanding of history – and the origins of London itself.

“Utterly unique . . . A masterpiece.”
The Daily Mail
“Stunning . . . Brilliantly original.”
The Guardian
“Rian Hughes’s graphic-design extravaganza hits the rails screeching, wailing and showering sparks . . . Part a callback to science fiction’s New Wave, part architect’s coffee-table must-have, part ripping yarn.”
The Times

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