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Coast To Coast - A Journey Across 1950's America

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by Jan Morris
Winner of the 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing Fresh from her successful scoop reporting the first ascent of Everest in 1953, Jan Morris spent a year journeying across the United States, by car, train, ship and aeroplane. In her words a 'period piece', "Coast to Coast" describes an American identity markedly different from today. In h...
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Stargazing

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by Peter Hill
When Peter Hill, a student at Dundee College of Art, answered an advert in The Scotsman seeking lighthouse keepers, little did he imagine that within a month he would be living with three men he didn't know in a lighthouse on Pladda, a small remote island off the west coast of Scotland. Hill was nineteen, it was 1973 and, with his head fed by Vietnam, Zappa, Kerouac, Vonnegut, Watergate and Coronation Stree...
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Lenin on the Train

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by Merridale, Catherine
A gripping account of how, in the depths of the First World War, Russia's greatest revolutionary was taken in a 'sealed train' across Europe and changed the history of the world By 1917 the European war seemed to be endless. Both sides in the fighting looked to new weapons, tactics and ideas to break a stalemate that was itself destroying Europe. In the German government a small group of men had a brillia...
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Airline tail Colours 5th Edition

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- A completely revised 5th edition of this invaluable guide to current commercial airline tail markings from around the world. - Includes the tail colours of approximately 600 airlines. Description For aviation enthusiasts, regular travellers indeed for anyone with even a passing interest in commercial aviation, the easiest way of identifying an airliner is by glancing at the artwork on its tail. Thi...
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The Times Britain's Hidden Railways: A journey along 50 long-lost railway lines

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by Holland, Julian
Follow the routes of 50 long-closed and derelict railways across some of our most beautiful countryside and discover the hidden railways of Britain.
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Great Railway Journeys in Australia & New Zealand

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by Bowden, David
A look at 35 trips that highlight some of the most interesting, scenic and rewarding railway journeys in Australia and New Zealand. They include the renowned long-distance journeys, such as The Indian Pacific in Australia that takes travellers on a three-day trip from Perth to Sydney or the The Northern Explorer in New Zealand's North Island that stretches from Wellington to Auckland, as well as those t...
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The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the World

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by Anthony Lambert
Whether you're on the Orient Express or the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route traversing some of the wildest country in Britain, train travel affords a vision of the world like no other.
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Today's London Underground

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by O'Neill, Reiss
The Underground network in London has always held a fascination for historians and transport enthusiasts, from the early days of the steam operated system in the 1860s. Todays London Underground covers the network as it is today, with features on the different lines across the capital and the modern day rolling stock in use, which serve London. The book covers all aspects of operation in pictures and text, ...
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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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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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Underground, Overground: A Passenger's History of the Tube

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by Andrew Martin
Underground, Overground: A Passenger's History of the Tube by Andrew Martin blends reportage, humour and personal encounters to provide an engaging social history of London’s Underground system which, despite its name, is in fact 55 per cent overground.
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On The Slow Train

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by Michael Williams
This beautifully-packaged book will take the reader on the slow train to another era when travel meant more than hurrying from one place to the next, the journey meaning nothing but time lost in crowded carriages, condemned by broken timetables. "On the Slow Train" will reconnect with that long-missed need to lift our heads from the daily grind and reflect that there are still places in Britain where we can...
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Slow Train to Guantanamo

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by Millar Peter
Starting in the ramshackle but romantic capital of Havana, Peter Millar travels with ordinary Cubans, sharing anecdotes, life stories and political opinions to the far end of the island, the Guantanamo naval base and detention camp.
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The Railway Atlas of Scotland: Two Hundred Years of History in Maps

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by Spaven, David
The rich diversity of Scotland's railway network has never before been the subject of a specialist atlas. This book showcases 181 topographical and railway maps, telling the story of the country's railways from the early nineteenth century to the present day.
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Barging Round Britain: Exploring the History of Our Nation's Canals and Waterways

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by John Sergeant
Barging Round Britain by David Bartley is a beautifully-illustrated guide to a unique and fascinating part of our history: the canal network. This book explores the people and places that have forged this national treasure, from the birth of the Industrial Revolution to the leisure explosion on our waterways today.
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Tube: Station to Station on the London Underground

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by Oliver Green
Tube: Station to Station on the London Underground, written by Oliver Green and published by Shire Publications, provides historical background to London’s present day Underground network and then takes you on seven guided tours to observe the influence of architects such as Charles Holden, designer of many stations built in 1920s and 1930s, or Sir Norman Foster.
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On The Slow Train Again

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by Michael Williams
Michael Williams has spent the past year travelling along the fascinating rail byways of Britain for this new collection of journeys. Here is the 'train to the end of the world' running for more than four splendid hours through lake, loch and moorland from Inverness to Wick, the most northerly town in Britain. He discovers a perfect country branch line in London's commuterland, and travels on one of the slo...
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The Man in Seat 61: A Guide to Taking the Train from the UK through Europe

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by Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Man in Seat Sixty-One. Although this might make him sound like a fictional spy, he is in fact the man behind the massively popular www.seat61.com website, which offers invaluable advice on worldwide train travel. This book is the essential guide for anyone who wishes to travel to Europe and beyond by train. Packed with insider knowledge and top tips, it offers advice on everything from the...
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Three Ways to Capsize a Boat

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by Chris Stewart
"'A charming and lyrical read, awash with the joy of discovery...' Rory Maclean, Guardian 'It is easy to enthuse about the simple pleasures of life, but hard to write about them well. Stewart's gift is to do so with the carefree manner of someone you've just met in a bar, and who is buying the drinks' Hugh Thomson, Independent 'Witty, self-deprecating and charming, Stewart makes wonderful company even if yo...
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Steam Locomotive Story

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by Wragg David
The steam locomotive was a British invention and even today, the world speed record for steam remains with a British locomotive, Mallard. Steam's first significant contribution to British industry was through powering pumping engines for mines. When steam was applied to the railways, the 'railway age' began. The steam locomotive went through several distinct phases during its long life, which came to an end...
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