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5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain of the Century, 13 Jan. 2012
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This review is from: Bradshaw's Handbook (Hardcover)
When I bought a Kindle over a year ago, I swore I would never buy another tree book. Unfortunately, being a steam train nut and the fact that Amazon were offering two different reprints of the famous Bradshaw's Handbook used as the basis of Michael Portillo's television series, proved all too much for me. I simply had to have one, but which one?

I read previous reviews noting comments that the more expensive version at £21.95 was only paperback and the paper and print quality were questionable. All the comments about this Old House version were 5 star and as a hardback at less than a third of the price of the alternative paperback I decided to take the risk.

Well, the risk paid off. This is a superb facsimile of the original with excellent paper, binding and print quality. A joy to own and what a fantastic bargain. I am adding my 5 stars and a 'Highly Recommended'.

By the way, in case you're wondering like I was when I ordered it, that yellow and blue banner shown in the picture is not part of the cover which is brown all over, but merely a removeable 'fly strip' for advertising purposes.

Dave.

p.s. I see that Amazon have now removed the 'fly strip' referred to above from their advertising photo. Someone must have read my review LOL.
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Initial post: 17 Jan 2012 19:07:43 GMT
Annie Howard says:
most informative, I was concerned about the cover, thanks I will be placing an order for my train nut father!

Posted on 21 Jan 2012 18:03:08 GMT
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Posted on 23 Jan 2012 17:57:37 GMT
Mike Dib says:
Thank you very much for this. About to order!

Posted on 24 Jan 2012 13:24:45 GMT
SAMSPADE says:
EXCELLENT REVIEWS,THANK YOU, CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK SO ITS IN DEMAND, I'VE PLACED MY ORDER and look forward to reading it along with Michael Portillo's superb TV programme

Posted on 26 Jan 2012 18:18:54 GMT
Portillo's website has a link to the original in PDF format, which works on the kindle.

Of course, having a real book is also good!

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 19:50:56 BDT
Wanted this for a bit and wondered what the facimile was like..your comments have heped and \i am ordering a copy..thanks -Sue :-)

Posted on 3 Jan 2013 18:29:51 GMT
Thanks David - your review certainly helped me to decide and I've just placed an order for this very edition !

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 19:56:01 GMT
G. Chandler says:
A very informative and inspiring review, with the added foot note about the yellow and blue banner made all the difference for me. I'm definitely ordering my copy. Well done Dave I'm sold!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 20:09:48 GMT
D Willis says:
My husband was kindly given this Bradshaws book for Christmas and has been following the Michael Portillo railway journey series on TV with his Bradshaw in his hands lol

Posted on 5 Aug 2013 19:37:29 BDT
annimee says:
Was a bit confused with the different books available, and wanted an exact copy of the Michael Portillo book he used in his TV series. So I've made a decision to order 2, one for my partner who loves steam trains and will love the intricate detail of the station stops, and one for my sister-in-law who travels the world but really wants to read up this book and step inside George Bradshaw's shoes.
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David Chambers
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