about the Anatomy and Norbiton
The answer turns out to be, a surprisingly pleasant and constructive one.
The Anatomy of Norbiton is a complete and systematic description of an attempt to build not just a life beyond failure, but the Ideal City of the Failed Life.
What form does the anatomy take?
The Anatomy is a series of connected essays, arranged alphabetically. The essays examine every aspect of Norbitonia and failed culture in general - principally, but by no means exclusively, through the lens of the Florentine Renaissance.
Where is Norbiton?
Norbiton is a ward of the borough of Kingston-upon-Thames, South West London. The Ideal City of the Failed Life is superimposed on Norbiton.
where do I begin?
You could do worse than begin at the beginning. The essays are not only arranged alphabetically, but insofar as the Ideal City has a history and a narrative, chronologically.
Or you could start at the very beginning. The Ideal City also has a pre-history - and so there is also a prospectus which gives some essential background to the project. The prospectus starts here.