By (author) Peter Ashley
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Railway Rhymes by Peter Ashley
Book Description"Railway Rhymes" is probably the first time that the poetry of railways has been brought together into one dedicated volume. Here will certainly be found the old favourites - Philip Larkin's "Whitsun Weddings", W.H. Auden's "Night Mail", John Betjeman's "Distant View of a Provincial Town", - but equally this little book is stuffed with forgotten gems like Edmund Blunden's "Two Wars" and Patricia Beer's "The Branch Line". Divided up into chapters entitled Navigation, Engineering, Waiting, Travelling and Musing, "Railway Rhymes" is the perfect pocket companion for waiting room and train compartment alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841597782
(165mm x 15mm x 110mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Preposterous Erections, Paperback (September 2012)
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Cigarette Papers, Paperback (June 2012)
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Cross Country, Hardback (March 2011)» View all books by Peter Ashley
In Cross Country photographer and author Peter Ashley unleashes his passion for Blightly. He takes us on an enlightening jaunt that encompasses England's most loved regions. This spans the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the North Cornwall coast and many other picturesque locations around England.
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Author Biography - Peter Ashley
Peter Ashley is the author and photographer of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Unmitigated England, a record of his truly English passions, London Peculiars, More London Peculiars and Pastoral Peculiars. His love of stations and railway engineering was fully realised in Whistle Stops, an Everyman Pocket Book. He collaborated with Philip Wilkinson on books accompanying the BBC Restoration programmes and the ultimate guide to building types- The English Buildings Book. This year will see the publication of his More from Unmitigated England.
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