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A superb whimsical read
on 14 May 2011
This is a wonderful book and improves on volume one by including route maps. I have only docked a star because I think the book could be improved by photographs although, on one level, it might risk spoiling it. The descriptive text invites the reader to use imagination.
The author not only describes attractive rail journeys in the UK, some in very unexpected locations, but also characters met along the way. There are bags of historical facts from each location and the narrative is in a charming whimsical style. The story of each route is self contained making this a perfect book whether you have 10 minutes or two hours to spare. Rail buffs will love it but it is also an excellent travel book packed full of ideas for short breaks. Buy, read and enjoy!