What Goes Around: A London Cycle Courier's Story
What Goes Around: A London Cycle Courier's Story

What Goes Around: A London Cycle Courier's Story

Emily Chappell
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At twenty-five, Emily Chappell took up cycle couriering while she searched for a 'real job'. Eight years on, she is still riding.

As she flies through the streets of the capital, dancing with the traffic, Chappell records the pain and pleasure of life on wheels: 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. This is a book about discovery and belonging, connection and memory, choosing life's uncharted course and the delicious sensation of just riding.

**Chappell is a gifted storyteller. She deftly weaves in a potted history of couriering, from the explosion of the industry in the late 1980s...through to its gentle decline at the hand of email attachments, file sharing and electronic signatures...In and out of all this, fine words flow on the simple but profound pleasure of floating through the city on a bicycle. (Robert Penn Observer)**


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ISBN 9781783350544
Publisher Guardian Faber Publishing
Format Paperback
Pages 320
Publication date 2 February 2017

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