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Reviews

  • [Spreads] enthusiasm by inviting the reader to join in a game of admiration.

    Christopher Howse, Telegraph
  • However spectacular the book's photographs, it's the author's prowess as a phrase-maker that keeps you turning the pages

    Richard Morrison, The Times
  • A most beautiful book . . . full of information. I'd like to travel to every one of the stations. Simon Jenkins is a blessing to the nation, keeping an eye on our buildings and making sure they are not forgotten or neglected.

    Claire Tomalin
  • Jenkins has unearthed a lot of gems. The photography is stunning

    Christian Wolmar, Spectator
  • This is a cracker . . . a beautiful book

    Chris Evans
  • Simon Jenkins extols the virtues of 100 of them, as well as offering a brief history of the rise, fall and rise again of Britain's railways. And he is the perfect person to do so. Excellent, enticing.

    Gavin Stamp, Evening Standard
  • This glorious and utterly essential guide to Britain's best railway stations is also a history of some of the remarkable - but often undersung - landmarks to our social history

    The Bookseller
  • Masterly, perhaps a masterpiece

    Independent, Books of the Year on 'England's Thousand Best Churches'
  • Every house in England should have a copy of this book

    Auberon Waugh on 'England's Thousand Best Churches', Literary Review, Book of the Century
  • Jenkins is, like all good guides, more than simply informative: he can be courteous and rude, nostalgic and funny, elegant, convincing and relaxed'

    Adam Nicolson on 'England's Thousand Best Houses', Evening Standard

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