Some of Iain Banks’ most avid readers have organised a commemorative walk in London on the 29th of June.
Iain Banks’s second published novel, Walking on Glass, has three interlinked storylines. One of these has chapter names which are the roads in London that the character Graham Park walks in his journey from Theobald’s Road to Half Moon Crescent. This is an area that Iain was familiar with especially the final chapter that takes Graham to Upper Street / Regent’s Canal, and after the storyline walk we can pop into the Camden Head, which is mentioned in the book. From there we can venture further north to find other related locations, and the plan is to finish in the Hope & Anchor which was somewhere Iain drank when he lived in Islington Park Street.
Meet at the corner of Southampton Row / Theobald’s Road (nearest tube: Holborn) at 13:00 on Saturday 29th June, this is a day after the 30th anniversary of when the walk takes place in the book. Bring a copy to follow Graham’s walk and see where the different story lines interlink with each other and the author’s life.
For more information please see the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/509809792407615/