Great British Railway Journeys
by Charlie Bunce, Rt Hon Michael Portillo
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
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The Sunday Times best-seller A magnificent glimpse of Great Britain over the past 150 years – its history, landscape and people – from the window of Great Britain’s many wonderful and beautiful railway journeysInspired by George Bradshaw, a 19th century cartographer who mapped the Great Britain’s railway that they saw the light of day around him, Charlie Bunce and Michael Portillo make a journey along nine classic British railroad routes and surround themselves with the history, charm and people at the heart of the railwaysMore than a practice, mode of transport, Great Britain’s railways are richly representative and evocative of British society and the way it has developed over the last 150 years.Symbols of progress and change, they speak of remarkable breakthroughs in technology, industry and travel.Emblematic in their design, they have both made a distinctive impact on Great Britain’s landscape and it has opened up to millions of people who, through train journeys alone, familiarize themselves with magnificent new places and tourist sites.And as a backdrop to childhood experiences, they evoke deep, unforgettable feelings of nostalgia, holidays and home.Great British Voyages en Train is a passionate, charming and instructive looking at Great Britain from a window seat: a convincing reading for all those who, impatient to travel by train
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