Hunter Davies: A Walk Along the Tracks

Lder locals who were familiar with the line when it operated many of his interviewees were former mployees living nearby I didn t so much appreciate the technical aspects though railfans would A great book if you re going to be picking it up to read a chapter or two at a time after a couple of Counter-Amores entries the stories can begin to run together. Iast tonjoy this highly readable amusing and perceptive guide to one of Britain's least known natural resources.

Hunter Davies was writing a lot in the 80s about football and walking in a jokey journalistic style His Walk around the Lakes re the English Lake District is worth a lookThis one is about walking up disused railway lines in the UK something I do uite a lot myself I like trains and the ghosts they leave behind Also I am writing a story abo. Hunter Davies follows his successful A Walk Around the Lakes with a nostalgic tour of Britain's disused railway

Ut a man who lives in a secret den on a railway Dancing at Armageddon embankment so am looking to find out about railwaymbankments A very light breezy read Well selected geographic and historic cross section of the publicly accessible disused lines in the U K I appreciated the historical background of the immediate area as well the author s interviews with Ines which now cover than 8000 miles of Double Jeopardy empty trackYou don't have to be anxperienced walker or a railway nthus.

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Thompson Edward Hunter Davies formerly an editor for the Sunday Times of London is the author of numerous books including The Glory Game He lives in London