On the Slow Train

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Publisher's Synopsis

'A trip back in time' DAILY TELEGRAPH

A love of railways, a love of history, a love of nostalgia.

Get ready to board the slow train to another era, to a time when travel meant more than hurrying from one place to the next. On the Slow Train will reconnect you with that long-missed need for escape, and reminds us to lift our heads from the daily grind and remember that there are still places in Britain where we can take the time to stop and stare.

This book is a paean to another age: before milk churns, train porters and cats on seats were replaced by security announcements and Burger King wrappers. These 12 spectacular journeys will help free us from what Baudelaire denounced as 'the horrible burden of time.'

'Captivating' SUNDAY EXPRESS

'Deep in our soul, the railways represent an idyll that we love' INDEPENDENT

'A magical world, barely changed since the golden age of rail' DAILY MAIL


'Memory lane . . . An intriguing social snapshot' HERITAGE RAILWAY

Book information

ISBN: 9781848092082
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Arrow Books
Pub date:
Edition: New, updated Edition
DEWEY: 385.0941
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 202
Weight: 156g
Height: 198mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 14mm