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The Trains Now Departed: ‘An historian’s eye for detail and a novelist’s sense of pace’, says The Tablet magazine review


June 27, 2015 Blog

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ANOTHER nice review of The Trains Now Departed, this time in The Tablet – the international Catholic weekly – which says, in reviewing three new books about railways:

‘The best of the three is The Trains Now Departed. Subtitled “sixteen excursions into the lost delights of Britain’s railways”, Williams explores old routes and services with an historian’s eye for detail and a novelist’s sense of pace. Who can now imagine having kippers on a commuter train or know that the ‘Slow and Dirty’ was the nickname for the old Somerset and Dorset line? Well written, with a wealth of detail for the railway buff.’


June 27, 2015 Blog

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