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Head of Zeus
A Book of Railway Journeys
A Book of Railway Journeys by Ludovic Kennedy

Train travel always leads to great adventures; the countryside, like a moving picture show, unrolls itself before one's eyes. One is transported to the wild places of earth – forest, mountain, desert; and always there is the counterpoint between life within the train and life without. Train travel, being both constrictred in time and space, magnifies character, intensifies relationships, unites the disparate. Ordinary people become extra-ordinary, larger then life; and in the knowledge that they will not meet again, expansive, confiding, intimate.

A BOOK OF RAILWAY JOURNEYS is a collection of Ludovic Kennedy's favourite train-journey literature. The anthology takes us on a round-the-world tour, through 155 years of train travel. It conjures up grand old trains and historic journeys; recalls horrific wartime adventures and spectacular crashes; and dwells on the romance of rail travel – its most unlikely encounters and unexpected events.

Head of Zeus * Transport
13 Jul 2015 * 336pp * £8.99 * 9781784972738

Ludovic Kennedy

Ludovic Kennedy
Sir Ludovic Henry Coverley Kennedy was a journalist, broadcaster and author. He wrote many popular books such as NELSON AND HIS CAPTAINS, as well as investigative articles for NEWSWEEK and a variety of other publications. An Oxford graduate, Kennedy was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Strathclyde. He was knighted in 1994 for his services to journalism.