By Simon Jenkins
The ideal new reward from the bestselling writer of Britain's a thousand most sensible Churches
It is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our meant ends, and the undying reports of coming and going, assembly, greeting and parting. it's an establishment with its personal rituals and clergymen, and a long-neglected point of Britain's structure. And but so little can we examine the railway station.
Simon Jenkins has travelled the size and breadth of significant Britain, from Waterloo to Wemyss Bay, Betws-y-Coed to Beverley, to choose his hundred most sensible. mixing his ordinary perception and authority together with his own reflections and reviews - together with his founding the Railway historical past belief - the main specialist on our nationwide background deftly finds the heritage, geography, layout and value of every of those glories.
Beautifully illustrated with color pictures all through, this joyous exploration of our social background exhibits the station's position within the nationwide mind's eye; champions the engineers, architects and rival businesses that made them attainable; and tells the tale at the back of the triumphs and follies of those very British creations.
These are the marvellous, frequently undersung areas that hyperlink our country, celebrated like by no means before.
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