Book review

by Stuart Cole

A comprehensive and intelligent guide to the sights which can be seen when travelling on the Great Western routes from London Paddington station to Bristol Temple Meads, Reading to Penzance and Swindon to Carmarthen.

The author is Professor of Transport at the Wales Transport Research Centre, and has crammed 224 pages with fascinating details of everything from the length of Tregargle tunnel to the height of the church tower at Huish Episcopi, not forgetting hill forts, goods depots, assassinated bishops, chocolate factories, radio masts and the price of wool from lineside llamas.

ISBN 978-1-905633-05-0

£9·50 from Etica Press, 147 Worcester Road, ?Malvern, WR14 1ET, UK