On The Slow Train

van Michael Williams
7u29m Gelezen door Michael Tudor Barnes

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Never was the sadness of the end of an affair so poignantly expressed than in Flanders and Swann's elegy The Slow Train: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6OHD2uCpfU This beautifully-packaged book will take the reader on the slow train to another era when travel meant more than hurrying from one place to the next, the journey meaning nothing but time lost in crowded carriages, condemned by broken timetables. On the Slow Train will reconnect with that long-missed need to lift our heads from the daily grind and reflect that there are still places in Britain where we can stop and stare. It will tap into many things: a love of railways, a love of history, a love of nostalgia. This book will be a paean to another age before milk churns, porters and cats on seats were replaced by security announcements and Burger King. These 12 spectacular journeys will help free us from what Baudelaire denounced as 'the horrible burden of time.'

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