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The Infinite City

The Infinite City weaves together visions of utopia through the ages to offer a unique history of ideas and introduce London as the capital of utopian thought. Combining narrative history, biography and philosophy, the book shows how London has been the hive of visionary thought for centuries.

'Glorious' The Guardian
About Me

I write about visionary social thinkers and the history of ideas.


My first book, A Little History of Economics, has been translated into over twenty languages.


I help budding non-fiction writers get their projects off the ground at A Desk by the Window.

Before becoming a writer I worked in government, international development, journalism and academia.

25 July 2023: The Infinite City Launch Event


I'll be talking with Owen Hatherley about The Infinite City at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London. Get your ticket here.

19 September 2023: Utopian Dreams on the Streets of London


I'll be giving a talk on utopian London at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, and also via webcast. Get your ticket here.

4 November 2023: Write Idea Festival, London


I'll be talking about The Infinite City at Bethnal Green Library in East London. Book your (free!) ticket here.

My Books

Published by William Collins

Published by Yale University Press

My Books
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