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Britain from the Rails Press Release

New title for November 2014Britain from the Rails by Benedict le Vay

Written by Hugh Collins


New title for November 2014 

Britain from the Rails

”A quite superb, indeed incomparable, combination of maps, railway trivia, engineering insights and breathtaking landscape features to look out for.”

Michael Gove, The Times

Rediscover the romance of train travel and gaze upon Britain’s varied landscape from a civilised carriage window. Travelling by rail enables you to explore the country at a slower, sustainable and more personal pace, and Bradt’s Britain from the Rails is the perfect guidebook to take along. Entertaining and informative it is an ideal gift for rail enthusiasts and casual commuters alike. 

Expanded and updated, this second edition includes a fresh design, improved maps and a new section on Britain’s best-kept-secret railways. Charmingly written and full of fascinating titbits and odd characters, it is a thorough and humorous guide for those who don’t, can’t or won’t drive or fly. 

Benedict le Vay is a sub-editor for a Fleet Street newspaper and a travel writer. He is the author of Bradt’s popular Eccentric series, including Eccentric Britain, his first book that came about more or less by accident. He ascribes his early interest in railways to the fact that his mother grew up on his grandfather’s private train, as the chief inspector of Indian railways. 

To request a review copy or to arrange an author interview please contact Hugh Collins

Tel +44 (0)1753 480630

Title: Britain from the Rails       
Authors: Benedict le Vay
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides                                                                           
Publication: November 2014

Price: £15.99                                                                                        
ISBN: 9781841629193


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