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Eleven Minutes Late

A Train Journey To The Soul Of Britain

Eleven Minutes Late - Engel, Matthew - ISBN: 9780330512374
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Bindwijze: Boek
Genre: Reisverhalen
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Beschrijving

A funny and affecting portrait of Britain's love hate relationship with the railway with a new chapter for this paperback edition

Britain gave railways to the world, yet its own network is the dearest (definitely) and the worst (probably) in Western Europe. Trains are deeply embedded in the national psyche and folklore - yet it is considered uncool to care about them.

For Matthew Engel the railway system is the ultimate expression of Britishness. It represents all the nation's ingenuity, incompetence, nostalgia, corruption, humour, capacity for suffering and even sexual repression. To uncover its mysteries, Engel has travelled the system from Penzance to Thurso, exploring its history and talking to people from politicians to platform staff.

Along the way Engel ('half-John Betjeman, half-Victor Meldrew') finds the most charmingly bizarre train in Britain, the most beautiful branch line, the rudest railwayman, and - after a quest lasting decades - an Individual Pot of Strawberry Jam. Eleven Minutes Late is both a polemic and a paean, and it is also very funny.

Details

Titel: Eleven Minutes Late
auteur: Engel, Matthew
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 352
Uitgever: Pan Macmillan
NUR: Reisverhalen
Afmetingen: 196 x 130 x 24
Gewicht: 292 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780330512374
Intern nummer: 13635771

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