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  • Published: 15 January 2008
  • ISBN: 9781841597782
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $37.99

Railway Rhymes



A beautiful gift book for lovers of poetry and railways! The idea Christmas present. Includes poets such as John Betjeman, Edward Thomas, Walter de la Mare, Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson, WH Auden, TS Eliot, Philip Larkin and many more.

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, Travellingand Musing, Railway Rhymes is the perfect pocket companion for waiting room and train compartment alike

  • Published: 15 January 2008
  • ISBN: 9781841597782
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $37.99

About the author

Peter Ashley

Peter Ashley is the author and photographer of London Peculiars, More London Peculiars and Pastoral Peculiars. He collaborated with Philip Wilkinson on books accompanying the BBC Restoration programmes and the ultimate guide to building types - The English Buildings Book.

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