‘Londoners’ quote of the day: Emma Clarke, the voice of the tube

Posted at 8:30 am, January 10, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment

‘The days and nights of London now, as told by those who love it, hate it, live it, left it, and long for it’. Craig Taylor has collected the voices of the city in his lovely new book ‘Londoners’. It is time to meet some other people who call this city home.

 

Emma Clarke, voice of the London Underground announcements:

‘I didn’t want to sound too scary, didn’t want people to think I was some sort of awful dominatrix wearing thigh-high PVC boots. Because there’s a balance between warning somebody of a potential danger and scaring the living daylights out of them.’

From ‘Londoners’  by Craig Taylor (published by Granta, £25).

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