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

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

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

  • 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.

    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

    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'

    Evening Standard
  • Any passably cultured inhabitant of the British Isles should ask for, say, three or four copies of this book

    Sunday Telegraph
  • Full of stand-out facts . . . absolutely fascinating

    BBC Radio 2