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What goes around : a London cycle courier's story / Emily Chappell.

By: Chappell, Emily [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Guardian Books, Faber &​ Faber Limited, 2016. c2016Description: x, 310 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781783350544 (pbk.).Subject(s): Chappell, Emily -- Travel -- England -- London | Bicycle messengers -- England -- London | Cycling -- England -- LondonDDC classification: 388.3472092 CHA Online resources: Table of contents Summary: Emily Chappell never meant to be a cycle courier. She planned to earn her living using her mind rather than her legs. She thought it would be a useful stopgap while searching for a real job. Today, six years on, she is still pedalling. As she flies through the streets of the capital, dancing with the traffic, Chappell records the pain and pleasure-both mental and physical, of life on wheels : the hurtling, dangerous missions; the ebb and flow of seasonal work ; the moments of fear and freedom, anger and exhaustion ; the camaraderie of the courier tribe and its idiosyncratic characters ; the conflict and harmony between bicycle and road, body and mind. At the same time it is a hymn to London; its changing skyline, its chaos and interconnectedness.
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Emily Chappell never meant to be a cycle courier. She planned to earn her living using her mind rather than her legs. She thought it would be a useful stopgap while searching for a real job. Today, six years on, she is still pedalling. As she flies through the streets of the capital, dancing with the traffic, Chappell records the pain and pleasure-both mental and physical, of life on wheels : the hurtling, dangerous missions; the ebb and flow of seasonal work ; the moments of fear and freedom, anger and exhaustion ; the camaraderie of the courier tribe and its idiosyncratic characters ; the conflict and harmony between bicycle and road, body and mind. At the same time it is a hymn to London; its changing skyline, its chaos and interconnectedness.

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