This song was inspired by EMBASSYTOWN by China Miéville and was performed by The Bookshop Band in Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath when China visited them to talk about the book last year.


Thanks to Poppy and Ben for their interpretation. Find out more about their music at


We're trying to imagine what a song for China's new novel RAILSEA would sound like, given that it's a a mole-chasing rail adventure story... Your entries are welcome once the book is published in May!