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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.

Upcoming Events
15 March 2024: Housmans Bookshop


I'll be talking about The Infinite City at Housmans in Kings Cross, London. Tickets here.

21 March 2024: London Library


Utopia and the City. With Adam Thirlwell and in association with the American Library in Paris. In person and online. Get your ticket here.

24 March 2024: Lichfield Literature Festival


Talk on The Infinite City at The Hub, Lichfield. Tickets available here.

My Books

Published by William Collins

Published by Yale University Press

My Books
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