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Rich people from the times of the Greeks and Romans had always travelled for pleasure, indeed there was nothing new in the aristocratic Grand Tours taking in Paris and Rome, but it was Thomas Cook - aided by the spreading of the railways, an increase in statutory holidays and his wide use of advertising - who first helped to bring mobility to the masses. In this, the first book to look at the man behind the business, Jill Hamilton explores the origins of the former Baptist lay-preacher who wanted to take campaigners to a temperance meeting in the Midlands and thus organised the first ever package holiday in the history of modern travel and created the beginnings of Thos. Cook & Son.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750933254
ISBN-10: 0750933259
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jill Hamilton

Jill, Duchess of Hamilton is a former newspaper journalist in both Australia and Fleet Street. Her previous books include God, Guns and Israel, Britain the First World War and the Origins of the Jewish Homeland. Sutton 2003. She is a member of the Royal United Services Institute, vice president of the RSPCA and a fellow of the Linnean Society London.

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