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By James Attlee | Comments: ( 580 ) | Date: ( Nov 19, 2019 )

The line from London to Bristol connects two great cities, but what lies in between London s western suburbs, the Thames Valley, acres of farmland punctuated by tourist traps and provincial towns what could possibly be of interest in such a landscape To his surprise, James Attlee a regular traveller on the route finds himself knee deep in stories, the line awash witThe line from London to Bristol connects two great cities, but what lies in between London s western suburbs, the Thames Valley, acres of farmland punctuated by tourist traps and provincial towns what could possibly be of interest in such a landscape To his surprise, James Attlee a regular traveller on the route finds himself knee deep in stories, the line awash with ghosts, including those of Charles I, Oscar Wilde, T.E Lawrence, the Beautiful Spotted Boy, Haile Selassie, Stanley Spencer, Diana Dors, Eddie Cochran and of course the creator of the line himself, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.Among the living he seeks the stories of the overlooked workers who keep the trains running including the man who flies an owl to scare the pigeons out of Paddington station Drawing on his own experience as a commuter Attlee explores the effect of velocity on vision, and the links railways have with music and literature.Despite the ease with which it slips backwards and forwards in time, this is not another nostalgic book about heritage England As Britain embarks on the greatest period of rail construction since the nineteenth century, the author argues that trains are the future, not the past Will increased connectivity really guarantee general prosperity this time around, as Victorian engineers promised it would 175 years ago


  • Title: Station to Station: Searching for Stories on the Great Western Line
  • Author: James Attlee
  • ISBN: 9780852655672
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments Station to Station: Searching for Stories on the Great Western Line

  • Paul

    All roads lead to London, and so do the railway lines. The one connecting Bristol with our capital has been around for over 150 years now. This line was constructed by the brilliant and indomitable Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Originally built in wide gauge it was described as his ‘billiard table as the alignment was almost completely level along the whole route. Attlee has been a regular traveller on the route for many years, but he has been fortunate to be appointed ‘writer on the Train’ wit [...]


  • Penny

    I admit to being a bit of a closet train spotter, but you don't have to love trains to really enjoy this book. I didn't want this journey to end!Attlee writes wonderfully about the GWR line from Paddington to Bristol, nicknamed in the past 'God's Wonderful Railway'. I doubt many would use that term now, although Attlee is positive about the future of rail travel.I love this sort of mixture of writing - stories about people, places and buildings on the route mixed up with history, travel writing [...]


  • Pamela

    James Attlee takes us on a journey from London to Bristol along the famed Great Western line, sharing memories and musings linked to the stops along the line. The majestic figure of Brunel links it all together, his energy and vision stamping their mark on the railway and its stations. Alongside him we encounter a cast of varied characters, from Wilde and Betjeman to Diana Dors and Haile Selassie.This was a fascinating and well-researched book, full of quirky trivia and social history. Allied to [...]


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