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Bradshaws Continental Railway Guide (Old House) [Hardcover]

George Bradshaw
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
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Book Description

20 Sep 2012
*As seen on Michael Portillo's BBC2 hit 'Great Continental Railway Journeys'!* Following its bestselling edition of 'Bradshaw's Handbook 1863', Old House brings you this fascinating guide to Europe's rail network on the very brink of the First World War. Published in 1913, it is divided into three sections: timetables for services covering the continent, short guides to each city and notable destination and features, and a wealth of advertisements and ephemeral materials concerning hotels, restaurants and services that might be required by the early twentieth century traveller by rail. It affords a fascinating glimpse of fin de siecle Europe and of a transport network that was shortly to be devastated by the greatest war the world had ever seen. *This highly collectable volume includes fold-out maps, a transparent protective jacket and a bookmarker!*

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 1548 pages
  • Publisher: Old House; fold-out maps, transparent jacket edition (20 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908402474
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908402479
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 14.4 x 8.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This book is a rare treasure ... reprinted not just thoroughly but lovingly, with maps placed in special plastic pockets and even the original bookmark ... I cannot think of a better present.' --Engineering & Technology Magazine


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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the ticket 13 Nov 2012
By thesmig
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
What an excellent book. It harks back to a golden age and is detailed with adverts for products some of which are still with us like Enos and Collis Brown's medecine. The adverts for the hotels are very evocative and the timetables transport you (sorry for the pun) to a different era. Hours of endless amusement in front of me. The surprise bonus are the pull out maps.
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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great European Railway Journeys 2 Oct 2012
Format:Hardcover
This hefty tome, as austere and daunting as it looks, has to rank as one of the most outstanding works in the history of railway literature, here is something no well heeled traveller, in the death throes of genteel Edwardian England, could afford to be without, over the course of its 1106 pages, the traveller has everything at their fingertips they would ever need, a comprehensive guide of direct routes to the principle cities, railway timetable of each country of europe, a hotel directory, general advice to travellers, almanac & tide table, information on money, weights & measures, a short descriptive guide to each country and its principle cities and much much more, this is in my opinion another five star hit for old house who have given us an invaluable treasure, a snapshot of a bustling but genteel Europe who could have no idea of the horror that was waiting to unfold
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilled. What a wonderful book. 16 Nov 2012
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I was so jealous when Michael Portillo had this and I didn't. But now I have and I love it. So much fun. But, unless you have excellent eyesight, buy a magnifying glass too!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars off to Switzerland 4 Dec 2012
Format:Hardcover
Having watched the outstanding new series on BBC TV, I have decided to take myself to Switzerland. This volume is very large, but outstanding. However there is a Kindle version for a fraction of the price (you don't need an actual Kindle - a tablet with app will do fine). Go for it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional facsimile at bargain price. 12 Dec 2012
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This book is the facsimile of the book Michael Portillo uses in his latest (2012) railway television series. If you liked that and we're intrigued by the original 1913 book he carries everywhere you will be delighted with this very thick book. Twice as thick as a phone book and nicely printed the good quality is also enhanced by the fold-out coloured maps and also the large separate coloured map in a clever pocket inside the front cover. This takes you right into 1913 Europe just before the First World War changed everything. For 16 this is very reasonable, treat yourself!
Also Amazon's delivery was like lightning.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic guide! 16 Sep 2013
By Andros
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It may be dated but by golly it takes some beating. Very informative and most interesting. I am well pleased with this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Like it because of the TV series 20 Feb 2013
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It's just a nice old-fashioned book, that gives a lot of impressions on the Trains in the UK in victorian time, but you DO need a pair of +2 glasses to read it...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 11 Dec 2012
By David
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Exactly what I expected. I have been able to follow the BBC HD programme using this book. Very detailed journies
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loves it
Bought this for my husband as a present along with the complete collection of Michael Portillo's Railway Journeys both British and Continental. He loves them all.
Published 26 days ago by A. Steven
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and has said on description.
If other book is requires will order again and also pass on details to members and family and work colleagues.
Published 29 days ago by stuart andrews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bradshaws Continental Railway Guide (Old House)
Very informative book and do like the advertisements. Small print but I wear reading spectacles anyway so that is not a problem for me.
Published 1 month ago by tom
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Educational, informative and entertaining. A glut of information from a world long ago but a lot on observation has little changed surprisingly
Published 1 month ago by Juliesmark
5.0 out of 5 stars A good book featured in the Television series
An interesting read, giving an insight into the life of a traveller in the Edwardian Era
The description of the cities and the adverts are an insight into the life of those... Read more
Published 1 month ago by R. L. Walker
4.0 out of 5 stars travel guide
maybe a bit too many train schedules, but I do like the descriptions of the visisted cities and the stylish travel guide
Published 1 month ago by josiane de gols
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute gem of a book
This book is a replica of the one Michael Portillo takes with him on his journey. I am not normally a book reader, but both this and the British version are fascinating insights of... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. R. E. Berryman
5.0 out of 5 stars Oliver Book Shop is Excellent
Oliver's Book Shop supplied a perfect edition of the Railway Guide. Although the print is small it is readable and the pull out maps and overall content more than makes of for... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Janet
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like on the TV series...
It's THE guide - having the time tables in there is probably not too useful, but the descriptions of towns and sights are a phantastic, and the adverts let you immerse yourself in... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dr. J. H. Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
A brilliant book. An amazing look into travelling in the 1800's. Some great and wonderful places to visit in the future.
Published 2 months ago by Caroline Massarella
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