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This review is from: England's Cathedrals by Train: Discover How the Normans and Victorians Helped to Shape Our Lives (Hardcover)
This is a beautifully produced book by someone whose passion for both trains and cathedrals is self-evident. Murray Naylor has the knack of gently transmitting this passion to his readers. I could never have imagined that trains and cathedrals had much in common, but Naylor illuminates the relationship between the two. Through it we are allowed to take journeys back into the past on trains - at the forefront of the technology of their day, built by energetic Victorians and Edwardians - to places designed and built sometimes a thousand years before but which themselves were the epitome of the architectural technology of their day. The juxtaposition of the two sets of stories is at the heart of this carefully thought through and well-crafted book. There is much to enjoy here, for those who like railways or cathedrals. For those who like both, it represents a cornucopia of delights.