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Belles and Whistles


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The bestselling author of Underground, Overground recaptures the glamour of a lost age of rail travel and trains by travelling Britain's most famous train journeys - now available in paperback

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Andrew Martin is a journalist and author. His previous book for Profile, Underground, Overground[9781846684784], was a history of the London Underground. He has written for the Evening Standard, Sunday Times, Independent on Sunday, Daily Telegraph and New Statesman among others. His 'Jim Stringer' series of novels based around railways are published by Faber.


Whether describing his trips to Paris or Penzance, Martin is entertaining company, alive to the history of his route ... leaves you with renewed confidence that trains can still be the most civilised way to travel. -- Orlando Bird * FT *
A bittersweet journey of contrasts between romance and reality. Martin's wry, witty commentary punches more than just tickets. -- Iain Finlayson * Saga *
His wonderfully well-informed, anecdotal prose punches more than just tickets -- Iain Finlayson * Times *

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