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John Betjeman (1906-1984) was not only one of the best-loved Englishmen of the twentieth century - he was also the peoples favourite poet and champion of many causes linked to the preservation of Britains heritage. Whether those causes concerned buildings - bridges or railway branch lines - Betjeman was a feared adversary of bureaucratic excesses. This delightful little book is a celebration of his love of railways and rail travel. Ten letters selected by his daughter - Candida Lycett Green - each describe a journey that he made or that he planned to make or that he planned for a friend or relative. Jonathan Glancey has added his own words to each letter; words that set the scene - bring the letters to life - that describe Betjemans moods - humorous - mischievous - brisk for business - and above all - remind us of the age of the steam locomotive in Britain and the many stations closed and track miles lost during the sixties and seventies.... Please click here to ask a question
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