Bradshaw s Railway Handbook Complete Edition Volumes I IV

by George Bradshaw
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2014-01-06
Genre: Transportation
Pages: 1426 pages
ISBN 13: 1844861813
ISBN 10: 9781844861811
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Hard to put down ... truthful and opinionated, often funny but never predictable ... the finest travelling companion.' – Michael Portillo on Bradshaw Unavailable for many years and much sought after, this classic guide book is now faithfully reissued for a new generation. Bradshaw's Railway Handbook was originally published in 1866 under the title Bradshaw's Handbook for Tourists in Great Britain and Ireland. It appeared in four volumes as a comprehensive handbook for domestic tourists, offering a detailed view of English life in the Victorian age. Now available to a new generation of readers, it will appeal to railway, steam and transport enthusiasts, local historians, and anyone with an interest in British heritage, the Victorian period, or the nation's industrial past.
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