One of the most influential and much-loved London novels of the 20th century returns to print, overseen and revised by the author.
Shortlisted for the Whitbread prize, MOTHER LONDON is a dazzling journey through the heart of a city that the author loved. Spanning generations of characters across a variety of boroughs from the Blitz to the mid-eighties, this is a book about the real London that tourists will never find, a London which is being erased by the spread of high-rise flats and shining skyscrapers.
Following a group of released mental patients across the years and streets of London, Moorcock creates a vivid impressionistic portrait of the city, from its downtrodden pubs to its green parks. All of the lead characters hear voices - but are they the murmurings of their damaged minds, or the true voice of the city?
The greatest writer of post-Tolkien British fantasy
A supreme example of the fantasy genre and more - TIME OUT
Scenes of beauty and power, and serious ruminations on humankind's capacity for great dreams and profound horrors - LOCUS
a great, humane document - London Review of Books