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On the Slow Train Again


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In a follow-up to the hugely successful On The Slow Train, here are twelve more of the most beautiful and historic railway journeys in Britain. Extravagantly well-reviewed, the Daily Mail eulogised author Michael Williams' ability to recreate 'a magical world barely changed since the golden age of rail'.

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Michael Williams writes widely on railways for many publications. He is a veteran Fleet Street journalist, having held many senior positions, including Deputy Editor of the Independent on Sunday, Executive Editor of the Independent and Head of News at The Sunday Times. He is currently Senior Lecturer in the School of Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Central Lancashire.


"For the jaundiced commuter, On the Slow Train Again is the perfect tonic. Michael Williams is a knowledgeable and entertaining companion." * The Tablet *
"A delicious read, an evocative tour of our heritage, and a past that, in some places at least, still remain in the present" * Evening Standard *
"Charming" * Choice *
"A wonderful follow-up to his excellent On The Slow Train ... The author weaves the strands of past times, and how the railways have changed, in with the details of the present day places wonderfully well ... Williams has a languid, charming, almost hypnotic style of writing which is well worth reading for the sheer pleasure of his language" * Bookbag *
"One man's joyous account of his two-year, 30,000 mile quest to find Britain's most enchanting rail journeys" * Daily Mail *

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