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3.7 out of 5 stars
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3.7 out of 5 stars
Transforming King's Cross
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on 2 November 2012
Very disapointing for price. Text contains a large proportion of b----ck speak with limited technical coverage of the infrastructure and sub-structure of the site. A poor effort, although with expensive looking diagrams etc: More like a coffee - table book than a serious study. Poor value even at amazon discount price.
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on 28 September 2013
As part of the official reviews for this book, you read 'this well-made book is a pleasure to handle and peruse'... that's not what I want. Well-made, yes, but I would prefer well informed and detailed text, not: pleasure to handle and peruse. The lucky thing is, there's something well made out there that's also wonderfully and intelligently detailed: The Transformation of St Pancras Station The Transformation of St Pancras Station - which I highly recommend.
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on 28 August 2013
This book has some beautiful pictures of the new King's Cross, but if you are expecting it to be as extensive as Transforming St. Pancras, it's not. Still a good book though. I wasn't aware of the hidden areas like the Parcel Yard before, it has opened my eyes to the extra areas of King's Cross Station.
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on 21 March 2014
This is very much a coffee table book, unfortunately more style than substance. In a genre that includes books of the quality of Alastair Lansley's St Pancras, Steven Brindle's Paddington and Ann Glen's Waverley, it falls short of the standard. The aforementioned could have been used as a template to give the author an idea which way to go. Obviously this wasn't done. There are some interesting parts and many photographs accompany the text. The book has a feel of lack of confidence or tight deadline about it. It is simply an excellent opportunity thrown away. If you can get it at a discount price the book is worth buying as a memento of a great job well done.
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on 18 December 2012
Transforming King's Cross by Jay Merrick. This book is a waste of money, yet another book that pretends to tell the story of KingsX's transformation but is just trying to cash in. Superficial and very padded - don't bother!
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on 18 December 2013
I brought this as a railway fan but really it's an architectural book. Lots of detail that you don't get in normal books
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on 20 January 2016
A valuable account of the transformation of Kings Cross Station. Fascinating!
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on 2 November 2014
Just what I needed.
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on 23 January 2013
This is a high quality book in terms of the writing and the pictures. Its amazing just how much work went into rebuilding the station and the area. If you like architecture and how things are done then its worth spending on this.
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