By David Brandon, Alan Brooke
With their enthusiasm for, and information of, Britain's railways, this booklet completely brings jointly the authors' pursuits in social historical past and the background of crime, either topics on which they've got a few released titles to their credits, making sure that the reader will locate this identify a captivating learn.
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