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Great British railway journeys

Author: Charlie Bunce
Publisher: Oxford : Isis, 2012.
Series: Isis large print
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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Over nine well-known railway lines, Charlie Bunce and Michael Portillo discover the incredible impact the railways had on Victorian Britain and are struck by their lasting legacy today. The railway has played a crucial part in shaping the course of British history. It turned sleepy fishing villages into bustling seaside resorts, brought post, beer and chocolate to the masses, evacuated thousands of children during  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charlie Bunce
ISBN: 9780753152942 0753152940
OCLC Number: 816512159
Target Audience: Adult.
Description: 232 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Isis large print
Responsibility: Charlie Bunce.

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Over nine well-known railway lines, Charlie Bunce and Michael Portillo discover the incredible impact the railways had on Victorian Britain and are struck by their lasting legacy today. The railway has played a crucial part in shaping the course of British history. It turned sleepy fishing villages into bustling seaside resorts, brought post, beer and chocolate to the masses, evacuated thousands of children during the Second World War, inspired feats of engineering and launched Britain into an industrial revolution that dramatically transformed the nation's future. Great British Railway Journeys offers a unique look at the history of Britain, all from the seat of a train.

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