DON HALE has worked for over 40 years as a journalist, editor and investigative journalist. A lifetime enthusiast, he has taken part in several Channel 4 and BBC programmes about railways. He has previously written Town Without Pity, Mallard and the Final Dive, published by The History Press. Three-time Journalist of the Year, he was awarded the OBE for his investigation of the wrongful conviction of Stephen Downing for murder. He lives in Conwy.
It ought to be a film, pitched somewhere between 'The Right Stuff' and 'Chariots of Fire'. Meanwhile, Don Hale's well-ordered, compelling book will do nicely. -- Andrew Martin