'On track to a trip back in time' -- Daily Telegraph
'Captivating' -- Sunday Express
'Deep in our soul, the railways represent an idyll that we love' -- Independent
'Even in the age of the Pendolino and Eurostar, the slow train lives on. The book provides evidence of a Britain that is as forgotten as the lines on which Michael Williams travels ... This is its strength'
-- Christian Wolmar, The Oldie
'Superb narrative, interspersed with dry humour, acute observations and some excellent anecdotes that make you feel feel you know the lines so well that you want to travel on them ... a fascinating series of journeys' --Railway Magazine
'Michael Williams takes us along memory lane but his description of each route encapsuates a taste of 21st century Britain gleaned from the people he talks to along the way'