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Railway Rhymes by Peter Ashley


Railway Rhymes by Peter Ashley

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

About the Author

Peter Ashley is the author and photographer of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Unmitigated England, a record of his truly English passions, London Peculiars, More London Peculiars and Pastoral Peculiars. His love of stations and railway engineering was fully realised in Whistle Stops, an Everyman Pocket Book. He collaborated with Philip Wilkinson on books accompanying the BBC Restoration programmes and the ultimate guide to building types- The English Buildings Book. This year will see the publication of his More from Unmitigated England.

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Publication date

1st November 2007


Peter Ashley

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Everyman's Library an imprint of Everyman


192 pages


Poetry by individual poets



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