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Mind The Gap: A London Underground Miscellany
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 August 2013
What a delightful way to spend half an hour - picking up and putting down this book of underground miscellany. Very well written and full of those bits of info you never knew! Highly recommended!
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on 7 May 2014
This book is a great read for someone who is interested in the London Underground! It gives you a great background about the network, the trains, and the people who helped make it all happen.

I thought it could have used more pictures, especially when describing the different train stocks/types. I also found it spent quite a bit of time on the history which is something most Underground Train buffs would already know, especially after a trip to the London Transport Museum.

Nonetheless, this is a great read!
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on 5 May 2015
An interesting potted history of the London Underground. Dates of significant events, insightful facts and summaries of each line are at your fingertips. Nothing covered in-depth, but this is not the purpose of the book. A handy sized little reference book. I enjoyed it.
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on 24 August 2014
good book
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 August 2013
My hubbby worked on the underground for 35 years soit was a trip down memory lane for him. Great read.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 16 July 2013
The first reviewer gave five stars and a laudable review, but is not the reviewer a relative of the authoress? So after six months from publication this is just the second review.

The concept for this publication is very good, however many simple errors were evident on first reading which surely should have been picked up by the proof reader.

For example:-
Page 48 States the Metropolitan District Railway opened on 10th January 1863 - simply not true
Page 21 The Inner Circle line was the first deep-level Underground line - simply not true.
Page 37 The Underground spread out as far as Hampshire - simply not true.
Page 39 Does not the Hammersmith & City line also serve Baker Street?
Page 42 Edgware is on the District line - simply not true.
Page 53 Waterloo & City line transport commuters from one side of the City to the other - simply not true.
Etc, etc.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 26 April 2013
This is a breath of fresh air for all tube travellers! Never was the word "miscellany" better applied. The fascinating facts snuggle along with the treasure of stories and leave the reader with a pleasing sense of comfort that the train system on which he or she is travelling must be the best in the world. I for one will check whether it is quicker to take a tube underground or walk above ground between neighbouring stations!*! This book is an entertaining collection of little known facts, first hand experiences and history. A true "must have" in everyone's library.
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