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Screwtop Thompson by Magnus Mills
Screwtop Thompson by Magnus Mills
I was disappointed with the book's content which is composed entirely of what appears to be false starts for stories Magnus Mills began to write and then decided not to finish.

What appeared to be chapters are actually individual, unconnected stories (Screwtop Thompson is one of those stories).

Each of these short sketches lasts only a few pages in which time a scene is set before it is abandoned with no conclusion.

Although very well written, it is disappointingly unsatisfying.
Mind The Gap - London Underground Pictorial by Jason Cross
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In with the new..., 4 Aug 2013
Mind The Gap is an interesting pictorial review of London Underground’s tube stock between 2008 and 2012, capturing the last months of the old trains and the sweeping advance of the new.

The colour photographs each occupy a whole page and the information describes when and where they were taken. Many of the pictures are of tube trains on the surface, either in or near stations, with a few taken in tube or sub-surface stations for good measure.

Whether intentional or not, what the book also does is to capture the visual effect of the changes to the system that the S Stock has had since it become (or will soon become) ubiquitous across the tube network… Obviously, as… Read more
Walk the Lines: The London Underground, Overground by Mark Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 30 May 2013
This works on a number of levels. It offers an urban guide to some routes you might like to walk for pleasure or exercise; It is the story of one man's personal quest to achieve their self-set goal and their encounters along the way; It is a reminder that many of the everyday things we pass by without a thought are often worth a second look; and it makes you appreciate the true extent of the size of the London Underground.

The facts about London Underground and the areas it passes through (or under) that are dotted throughout the book are interesting and, thanks to Mark Mason's engaging writing, you can experience the effort of walking every mile of London's Underground without… Read more