Michael Portillo fans are in for a treat today with the release of his brand new hardback book, Greatest British Railway Journeys: Celebrating The Greatest Journeys.
Ten years ago BBC2 launched his very popular series and Michael Portillo set off to explore Great Britain’s greatest railway lines and destinations. Over the decade he has thoroughly explored England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, covering every part of Britain’s great rail network on his train-loving journeys that celebrate Britain’s rail heyday.
In his eagerly-awaited new book, he reveals his favourite top fifty rail journeys, adding more intriguing details to some of Britain’s most amazing railway lines, bridges, stations, viaducts and tunnels. Inside the book you’ll discover the history of London’s Victoria and Paddington stations as well as the history of Bristol’s Clifton Suspension Bridge and the secret of the milk wagons departing from Blake Hall Station.
As well as some great information about some of our most cherished railway buildings and bridges, you’ll also love the high-quality images in this book and Michael’s unrivalled passion and enthusiasm for all things railway-related.
In a time when we’re very restricted and where we can’t travel, this gorgeous coffee table book will give you a chance to enjoy some of Britain’s best trains and destinations from the comfort of your armchair. And of course, if you’re stuck for a Christmas present for that difficult person in your life, or the railway enthusiast, this will be perfect.
Michael Portillo has recently been on our screens with his hit TV series, Great Continental Railway Journeys.
In the series, Michael journeys across some of the greatest railways in Europe, recently taking a journey through Austria and the Czech Republic. On the journey, Michael uncovered some dark secrets and even had a go at gymnastics.