By Simon Jenkins
The excellent new present from the bestselling writer of Britain's one thousand top Churches
It is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our meant ends, and the undying reviews of coming and going, assembly, greeting and parting. it really is an establishment with its personal rituals and monks, 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 serious 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 studies - together with his founding the Railway history belief - the main specialist on our nationwide background deftly finds the background, geography, layout and value of every of those glories.
Beautifully illustrated with color pictures all through, this joyous exploration of our social heritage indicates 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 in the back of the triumphs and follies of those very British creations.
These are the marvellous, frequently undersung locations that hyperlink our state, celebrated like by no means before.
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