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Ian Marchant has run a second-hand bookshop, and is a comedian, singer, song-writer and cabaret performer. Parallel Lines is his first work of non-fiction. He lives in Devon.
‘Compelling... Part Bill Bryson, part Nick Hornby, part memoir and
part pastiche... Light, lively and, above all, right: what every
enthusiast should be expected to know'
*The Times *
‘Michael Palin meets Nick Hornby meets What the Victorians Did for Us... wacky and amiable'
*Independent on Sunday *
‘A gloriously disingenuous front for the most acerbic and humorous criticism of public transport policy ... a more entertaining and incisive read will not be found this year'
‘The trip keeps its pace and purpose, fuelled by the genial, flexible rhythms of the prose and enriched by two centuries of railway-culture hinterland'