"'A masterful account.' Michael Binyon, The Times; 'Wolmar... is a Pullman among story-tellers... I can think of few better ways to while away those elastic periods awaiting the arrival of the next east-bound Circle Line train than by reading it.' Tom Fort, Sunday Telegraph; 'The Subterranean Railway captures the enthusiasm of the early years... using a deft selection of facts and anecdotes.' John O'Connell, Time Out"
From the Inside Flap
'A subterranean railway under London was awfull suggestive of dark, noisome tunnels, buried many fathoms deep beyond the reach of light or life; passages inhabited by rats, soaked with sewer drippings, and poisoned by the escape of gas mains. It seemed an insult to common sense to suppose that people who could travel as cheaply to the city on the outside of a Paddington bus would ever prefer, as a merely quicker medium, to be driven amid palpable darkness through the foul subsoil of London...' THE TIMES, 30 NOVEMBER 1861
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About the Author
Christian Wolmar is a writer and broadcaster whose previous books have included Broken Rails: How Privatisation Wrecked Britain's Railways and, most recently, Down the Tube: The Battle For London's Underground (both Aurum Press). He writes regularly for The Independent and Evening Standard and frequently appears on TV and radio on current affairs and news programmes. He is currently working on a global history of transport.