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Do Not Alight Here - Walking London's Lost Underground and Railway Stations

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by Pedroche Ben
Abandoned tunnels, derelict stations, old trackbeds and much more; all are included in "Do Not Alight Here", an entertaining and informative book that guides the reader through London's many remaining disused Underground and main line railway structures. They can be viewed in a series of 12 guided walks and short tube and train journeys, devised and investigated by the author, each of which takes in a sampl...
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Trans-Siberian Handbook

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by Bryn Thomas
The definitive guide to the World's Greatest Rail Journey: a trip across Siberia on the longest continuous railway track in the world is undoubtedly the journey of a lifetime. It's also a convenient way to reach China, Mongolia or Japan. Tickets are not expensive or difficult to arrange.
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Small Island By Little Train

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by Chris Arnot
Shortlisted for a 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award. From stalwart little locomotives of topographic necessity, to the maverick engines of one man's whimsy, Britain's narrow-gauge steam trains run on tracks a world apart from its regimented mainlines. In Small Island by Little Train, eccentricity enthusiast Chris Arnot sets out to discover their stories. Stories include miniature...
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Spitfire: A Very British Love Story

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by Nichol, John
'The best book you will ever read about Britain's greatest warplane.' Patrick Bishop, bestselling author of Fighter Boys. `A rich and heartfelt tribute to this most iconic British machine. By focussing on the men (and women) who flew the Spitfire, John Nichol has brought a fresh and powerful perspective to the story. And by recording their bravery, humility, camaraderie, tragedy and sheer joy in flyin...
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Small Island by Little Train: A Narrow-Gauge Adventure

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by Arnot, Chris
From stalwart little locomotives of topographic necessity, to the maverick engines of one man's whimsy, Britain's narrow-gauge steam trains run on tracks a world apart from its regimented mainlines. In Small Island by Little Train, eccentricity enthusiast Chris Arnot sets out to discover their stories. Stories include miniature railway on the Kent coast, used for Home Guard military trains during World War ...
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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations

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by Jenkins, Simon
Shortlisted for a 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award. It is the location of all our hopeful beginnings and intended ends; an institution with its own rituals and priests; and a long-neglected aspect of Britain's architecture: the railway station. Bestselling historian Simon Jenkins has travelled the length and breadth of the country to select this joyous celebration of our soci...
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Around India in 80 Trains

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by Rajesh, Monisha
In 1991, Monisha Rajesh's family uprooted from Sheffield to Madras in the hope of making India their home. Two years later, fed up with soap-eating rats, severed human heads and the creepy colonel across the road, they returned to England with a bitter taste in their mouths.
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Bradshaw's Great Britain & Ireland Handbook 1863

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by George Bradshaw
Bradshaw’s Handbook or to give it its full title “Bradshaw’s Descriptive Railway Handbook of Great Britain & Ireland” - the book that inspired the TV series Great British Railway Journeys, reproduced in a faithful facsimile edition.
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Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide: Facsimile of the 1913 edition

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by George Bradshaw
Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide, once an indispensible tool for anyone planning to explore the Continent and now used in the BBC TV series, provides a fascinating glimpse of Europe soon to be convulsed by the First World War and emerge with many of its international borders changed by the conflict
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The Subterranean Railway: How the London Underground was Built & How it Changed the City Forever

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by Wolmar Christian
Since the Victorian era, London's Underground has had played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. In The Subterranean Railway, Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made the world's first, and still the largest, underground passenger railway: one of the most impressive engineering achievements in history. From the early days of...
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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

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by Mark Vanhoenacker
Think back to when you first flew. When you first left the Earth, and travelled high and fast above its turning arc. When you looked down on a new world, captured simply and perfectly through a window fringed with ice.
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Lost Railway Walks

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by Julian Holland
100 selected walks across the length and breadth of Britain's lost railway lines. Each walk includes a short history of the railway before it closed, a description of what can be seen along it today, practical details such as car parking, access by public transport, a detailed route map and historical and modern day photographs.
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The Tunnel Through Time: A New Route for an Old London Journey

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by Tindall, Gillian
Crossrail, the 'Elizabeth' line, with its spacious, light-filled stations, is simply the latest way of traversing a very old east-west route through what was once country side to the old city core and out again. Visiting Stepney, Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Tottenham Court Road (alias St Giles-in-the-Fields) and the route along Oxford Street (alias the Way to Oxford and also Tyburn) this richly descriptiv...
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Legendary Journeys: Trains

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by Steele, Philip
All aboard for the trip of a life-time! Legendary Journeys: Trains tells the enthralling history of trains and railways as they spread across the globe, from the invention of steam locomotives to the latest technologies of high-speed rail. Ten two-stage sliders with die-cuts and flaps make dramatic features that pull out to reveal amazing details of the world's iconic trains and their inner workings. You ca...
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Drive: The Definitive History of Motoring

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by Chapman, Giles
A car book which takes you through motoring history, from classic cars to how we enjoy driving today, and beyond. As Jodie Kidd says in her introduction "Sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride".
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In Patagonia: 40th Anniversary Edition

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by Chatwin, Bruce
When Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia was published in 1977 it heralded the arrival of a startling new talent in British literature. Critics were surprised and spellbound by a story of an adventure which blurred the boundaries between travel writing, biography, history and memoir. All readers recognised its timeless quality - Auberon Waugh went as far as to call it `a classic'.
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The Cutty Sark Pocket Manual

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by National Maritime Museum
Constructed on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, Cutty Sark was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest. Cutty Sark spent just a few years on the tea routes before the opening of the Suez Canal and the increasing use of steamships made clippers unprofitable on shorter routes. It was turned to the trade in wool from Australia, where for ten years she held the record...
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Concorde Pocket Manual

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by Johnstone-Bryden, Richard
First flown in 1969, Concorde was the first supersonic aircraft to go into commercial service in 1976 and made her final flight in 2003. She was operated primarily by British Airways and Air France. British Airways' Concordes made just under 50,000 flights and flew more than 2.5m passengers supersonically. A typical London to New York crossing would take a little less than three and a half hours compared to...
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The First Railways: Historical atlas of early railways

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by Hayes, Derek
Highly illustrated volume covering the emergence of the modern railway in a unique, essentially geographical way. Contemporary maps, many never before published, showing the locations and routes of the early railways.
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The Mosquito Coast

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by Theroux, Paul
The Mosquito Coast, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, is a breathtaking novel about fanaticism and a futile search for utopia from bestseller Paul Theroux.
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