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By George Bradshaw

Bradshaw's Railway guide was once initially released in 1866 lower than the identify Bradshaw's instruction manual for travelers in nice Britain and eire. It seemed in 4 volumes as a entire guide for household travelers, providing an in depth view of English lifestyles within the Victorian age. Conway is proud to announce the reissue of the 1st quantity of this sequence, which purportedly makes a speciality of London and its environs—but really offers with a huge swathe of English metropolitan, suburban and rural panorama (Kent, Sussex, Hants, Dorset, Devon, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight) packed with interesting interval aspect. Now on hand to a brand new iteration of readers, it's going to entice railway, steam and delivery lovers, neighborhood historians, and somebody with an curiosity in British historical past, the Victorian interval, or the nation's business prior.

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