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"One afternoon in January 1995, as I drove along Western Avenue, I did what I had never done before: I parked the car in a side-street and walked on to the road..."

In "Leadville," Edward Platt tells the story of Western Avenue from the optimism of its construction in the 1920s to its partial demolition seventy years later. It is a tale of the city and the traffic, of subur
Paperback, 293 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Pan MacMillan (first published 2000)
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Justin Cormack
Wonderful history book, the history of an urban road, and the story of the footbridge.

Patrick Johns
I liked because I know the Western Avenue so well!
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I was born in Essex in 1968, and grew up in Hampshire, Northumberland, and the Wirral. I have lived in London since 1992. I have written two books: Leadville: A Biography of the A40 (Picador 2000), which won a Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was short-listed for two other awards, and The City of Abraham (Picador, 2012). I am a contributing writer at the New Statesman, ...more
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