Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

5/5/2012

A first-class return to the days when Britain WAS great: How a Victorian railway guide by a backstreet Salford printer has become the book world’s most surprising hit

THE drab brown cover is stained with greasy fingermarks, and the faded gold leaf of the title is barely legible. Inside, the tiny print is so small you have to squint to decipher some of the text. There’s no blurb extolling the celebrity of its author nor any snippets from rave reviews by the literary darlings of the day. There is not even any introduction. Yet this book of quaint observations by George Bradshaw, a backstreet Salford printer, on his meandering train journeys through Britain in mid-Victorian times has taken the best-selling book charts by storm. for more click here

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