Remote Britain: Landscape, People and Books

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Frances Lincoln Limited, 2010 - Travel - 536 pages
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Remote Britain relishes the ever-changing landscapes of Britain and the people who grow out of them — plus the constant surprises. As in his acclaimed Journey Through Britain, David St John Thomas finds remains of railways and even active steam trains in the most unlikely of places, stays in hotels to fall in love with or to hate, and is never short of people who express their own views, as he does colorfully himself in chapters such as "In the Footsteps of the Queen Mother." This thinking traveler's tour of some of Britain's most out-of-the-way places throws up many common themes: small but contented populations, the sea as the historic highway. Remote Britain brings readers to corners of the nation that they’ve never seen before.

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David St. John Thomas worked as a journalist and broadcaster in the West of England in the 1950s. In April 1960, he founded David & Charles Publishers with Charles Hadfield. He ran the company for 30 years. He also wrote over 30 books, including a series chronicling the four big railway companies. He died on August 18, 2014 at the age of 84.

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