Britain from the Rails: A Window Gazer's Guide (Bradt Travel Guides (Bradt on Britain)) Paperback – 15 Apr 2010
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'Whether you're a first-time visitor or time-served commuter, Benedict le Vay's book will open your eyes to the sights and history of Britain's best train journeys. And his choice of the top ten British train routes is spot on!' - Mark Smith, The Man In Seat 61 'A quite superb, indeed incomparable, combination of maps, railway trivia, engineering isights and breathtaking landscape features to look out for.' Michael Gove, The Times "We live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world - sit back, relax and enjoy the ever changing landscape of Britain from the Rails!" Pete Waterman Obe, Chairman of the Waterman Railway Trust "Look out of those train windows and see another Britain. This is a richly researched and fascinating book, with a chuckle and a raised eyebrow at every page." Alastair Sawday 'This elegant guide is perfect for people who really want to know what they are seeing when they idly look out of a train window. The maps and illustrations add to the joy of reading a gorgeous guide.' Adam Trimingham, Brighton Argus Magazine "Britain from the Rails: A Window Gazer's Guide by Benedict le Vay, tells you what you should look out for from your carriage window on rail journeys from Aberdeen to Penzance and all points in between. This is a book that will gladden the hearts of all who love train travel." Frank Barrett, The Mail on Sunday 'Gloriously quirky labour-of-love' Wanderlust 'This fascinating, well-researched book is packed with facts and details on the sights that can be glimpsed from a train window. An invaluable companion for railway window-gazers everywhere.' The Mail on Sunday An excellent and unusual guide to Britain by train.' Tom Hall, The Observer
About the Author
Benedict le Vay is the author of several of Bradt's Eccentric guides including Eccentric Britain. He says, 'I've asked for my ashes to be blasted from the chimney of my favourite steam locomotive at my funeral. Hasn't everybody?'
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Top Customer Reviews
A companion for the journey, and an interesting and amusing read at home. .
Well presented with good diagrams
Plenty to occupy the train travellers interest and mind
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Full of fascinating info on any train journey that you might take. Written in a light hearted manner that is an easy read.Published 23 months ago by sheryl_westbrook
It was a gift for my uncle who had wanted a copy for some time but hadn't been able to find it in any bookshops.Published on 1 Nov. 2013 by Elisabeth Field
Brought as a gift for my train going parents. Hopefully they'll use it soon. Liked all the local facts and sketches, gave it a more personal journal touch. Read morePublished on 16 Jan. 2013 by MISS KATE E EVANS
Wonderful book - tells me all I wanted to know and has made me follow up the dream. Very comprehensive - even though the line I am on (King's Lynn) gets no more than a glancing... Read morePublished on 31 May 2010 by R. Ridley