By Simon Jenkins
The ideal new present 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 reviews of coming and going, assembly, greeting and parting. it's an establishment with its personal rituals and monks, and a long-neglected element 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 traditional perception and authority together with his own reflections and reports - together with his founding the Railway history belief - the key professional on our nationwide background deftly finds the historical past, geography, layout and value of every of those glories.
Beautifully illustrated with color photos all through, this joyous exploration of our social historical past 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 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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Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations by Simon Jenkins