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The Trains Now Departed: Sixteen Excursions into the Lost Delights of Britain's Railways
Michael Williams - 2015
Or a crumbling platform from some once-bustling junction buried under the buddleia. If you are lucky you might be able to follow some rusting tracks, or explore an old tunnel leading to…well, who knows where? Listen hard. Is that the wind in the undergrowth? Or the spectre of a train from a golden era of the past panting up the embankment?These are the ghosts of The Trains Now Departed. They are the railway lines, and services that ran on them that have disappeared and gone forever. Our lost legacy includes lines prematurely axed, often with a gripping and colourful tale of their own, as well as marvels of locomotive engineering sent to the scrapyard, and grand termini felled by the wrecker's ball. Then there are the lost delights of train travel, such as haute cuisine in the dining car, the grand expresses with their evocative names, and continental boat trains to romantic far-off places.The Trains Now Departed tells the stories of some of the most fascinating lost trains of Britain, vividly evoking the glories of a bygone age. In his personal odyssey around Britain Michael Williams tells the tales of the pioneers who built the tracks, the yarns of the men and women who operated them and the colourful trains that ran on them. It is a journey into the soul of our railways, summoning up a magic which, although mired in time, is fortunately not lost for ever.THIS EDITION REVISED AND UPDATED TO INCLUDE MAPS.
Tiny Stations: An Uncommon Odyssey Around Britain's Railway Request Stops
Dixe Wills - 2014
Perhaps the oddest quirk of Britain's railway network is also one of its least well known: around 150 of the nation's stations are request stops. Take an unassuming station like Shippea Hill in Cambridgeshire - the scene of a fatal accident involving thousands of carrots. Or Talsarnau in Wales, which experienced a tsunami. Tiny Stations is the story of the author's journey from the far west of Cornwall to the far north of Scotland, visiting around 40 of the most interesting of these little used and ill-regarded stations. Often a pen-stroke away from closure - kept alive by political expediency, labyrinthine bureaucracy or sheer whimsy - these half-abandoned stops afford a fascinating glimpse of a Britain that has all but disappeared from view. There are stations built to serve once thriving industries - copper mines, smelting works, cotton mills, and china clay quarries where the first trains were pulled by horses; stations erected for the sole convenience of stately home and castle owners through whose land the new iron road cut an unwelcome swathe; stations created for Victorian day-tripping attractions; a station built for a cavalry barracks whose last horse has long since bolted; and many more. Dixe Wills will leave you in no doubt that there's more to tiny stations than you might think.
A Bridge Even Further: From the UK to Singapore by train
Matthew Woodward - 2018
After experiencing a rail-based epiphany whilst on jury service, Woodward thinks that it might be possible to get as far as Singapore from his home in Edinburgh by train, setting into motion his next big solo rail journey. A Bridge Even Further connects the many bridges and 18000 kilometers of track across the thirteen countries that separate his home from the furthest point in mainland Asia. Matthew Woodward shares the intricate detail of his journey in a way that that will appeal to both armchair explorers as well as those who are thinking of embarking on their very own rail adventure.
Pass Judgment: Inside the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl XLIX Season and the Play That Dashed a Dream (Kindle Single)
Jerry Brewer - 2016
Instead of hiding from national ridicule, Coach Pete Carroll embraced the pain and used it as an opportunity to teach his ultra-competitive team about the quality he inspires the most in people: persistence. Pass Judgment is a poignant portrait of grit, an inside look at the Seahawks' taxing 2014 journey to the Super Bowl, the bond it restored, the heartache of losing and the arduous process to recover. How do you live with the worst error of your life? This is the story of how a proud team, led by a relentless coach, digested failure.Jerry Brewer is a sports columnist for The Washington Post. Before joining The Post in June 2015, he worked for The Seattle Times, where he wrote opinions about the entire Seattle sports scene for nearly nine years and chronicled the Seahawks' rise to NFL prominence under Pete Carroll. Before Seattle, he worked at The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., The Orlando Sentinel and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He has received awards for his work from numerous journalism organizations, including the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors, Associated Press Sports Editors, Society of Professional Journalists, Best of the West and National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife, Karen, and sons, Miles and Austin.Cover design by Adil Dara
Fortnite: Battle Royale - The Ultimate Book of Memes
Supreme Memes - 2018
FortniteThe Ultimate Book of MemesThe BEST Collection of Fortnite Memes anywhere in the Universe!This book is bursting with over 100 of the funniest Fortnite memes that will keep fans of the game in hysterics for hours! Tags: Fortnite, Fortnite Books, Fortnite Memes, Fortnite free on kindle, Kids Memes, Fortnite Kindle, Fortnite jokes, Fortnite free on kindle, minecraft jokes for kids, Fortnite joke book, Fortnite minecraft, funny, comedy, memes, jokes, pikachu, pokemon go memes, memes for children, jokes for children, memes for children, memes, meme, clean memes, clean jokes, ultimate memes, internet memes, memes, hilarious memes, memes free, funny internet memes, meme collection, memes, best memes, memes and funny stuff, awesome memes, memes free, funny memes, memes and funnies, internet memes, ultimate memes, cat memes, memes free, funniest memes, memes and jokes, video games memes, Fortnite game card, Fortnite builders club, Fortnite toys, Fortnite card, Fortnite robux, robux, Fortnite app, Fortnite games, free Fortnite, cheats for Fortnite, Fortnite gift card Please note that the paperback version can only be produced in black and white for now.
Hamsters: The Essential Guide to Ownership, Care, & Training For Your Pet
Kate H. Pellham - 2015
Pellham **Have you been thinking about getting a pet hamster? Are you kids constantly begging you for a pet but you aren’t sure whether it’s a smart decision? Do you already own a hamster but want to learn more about how to care for it properly?Then this complete guide to hamster care is exactly what you are looking for. It will provide you with all the information you need to make the right decision. Whether you are considering buying a hamster or you already own one, this guide is the perfect resource to help you make the smartest decisions when it comes to owning a hamster as a pet.For example, did you know that not all hamsters are the same? There are more than 25 different species of hamster in the world! Only 5 of them have been domesticated to be kept as pets. But even among those 5, there are some important differences that you need to know when making your decision to get a hamster.This guide contains a full chapter that thoroughly describes each of these 5 species—where they are native to, what they look like, what their personality is like, and more. This will help you decide not only whether to get a hamster or not but which specific species of hamster is right for you!Owning a pet can be a huge responsibility. You’re taking care of a living creature, after all. Use this guide to make sure you are ready to take on all the responsibilities that come with owning a pet hamster. You can make sure that your hamster is happy, healthy, and safe by following the simple instructions for hamster care in this book. Consider all the pros and cons so that you can make the right choices! Learn about: the physical & behavioral characteristics of all 5 species of “pet” hamster their life cycle and habitat in the wild the basic necessities you need to buy for a pet and how much it’s going to cost you to provide the proper care everything you need to know about giving your hamster the highest possible quality of life the pros and cons of owning a pet hamster the most common problems & illnesses that hamsters experience and how to watch out for them special tips for training your hamster to do cool tricks a bonus chapter on how to start breeding hamsters and the best way to sell them and much, much more! Make sure that you know everything you need to know before you make this important decision. Find out if owning a hamster is the right choice for you! >>Purchase or Download This Book Today, Available on Kindle & in Print. <<
How it Works: The Student
Jason A. Hazeley - 2016
. . in other words the back-to-schoolers and the university goers. __________________________________This is a student.He is leaving home for the first time.By the time he graduates, he will be grown-up: exhausted, hideously in debt and unable to imagine going to bed sober.__________________________________Reynard has brought everything he needs for his first year.He unpacks his fancy-dress costumes, his four-way extension leads, his pair of pants and all his didgeridoos.By doing front, back, inside-out front, inside-out back, and using Febreze and Imodium, he plans to make his pants last until half term.__________________________________ This delightful book is part of a series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. Other titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series: How it Works: The Cat How it Works: The Dog How it Works: The Grandparent The Ladybird Book of the Meeting The Ladybird Book of Red Tape The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door The Ladybird Book of the Sickie The Ladybird Book of the Zombie ApocalypseHow it Works: The Husband How it Works: The Wife How it Works: The Mum How it Works: The Dad The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis The Ladybird Book of the Hangover The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness The Ladybird Book of the Shed The Ladybird Book of Dating The Ladybird Book of the Hipster
Minecraft: Diary of a Minecraft Blaze
Diary Wimpy - 2015
What kind of mischief will he get into? Will he be able to overcome his shortfalls? This diary book is a great read or gift for a Minecraft lover of any age! *** Read It FREE With Kindle Unlimited Or Prime Membership *** Don't have kindle? No worries! Read it on your PC, Mac, Tablet Or Smartphone! *** Download Your Copy Or Read It FREE With Kindle Unlimited Or Prime Membership ***
Minecraft: A Heart Warming Pig Story! (minecraft, minecraft free books, minecraft books, minecraft handbook, minecraft app, minecraft comics, minecraft mobs)
Anna Marhal - 2015
Minecraft: A Heart Warming Pig Story! Join The Shaft Genius and Anna Marhal in an awesome pig story! Every page is completely unpredictable! This story is not only about a pig but is also a story to tell your friends because it's awesome and hilarious! The story is filled with fun and cool Minecraft animations so don't miss your chance to buy now! See what this journey entails! Tags: Minecraft, minecraft comics, minecraft game, minecraft games, minecraft xbox, minecraft magazine, minecraft secrets, minecraft revenge, minecraft mobs, free minecraft books, Minecraft stories, Minecraft Survival Guide, Minecraft redstone handbook, Minecraft combat, Minecraft building guide, computer games Humor & Entertainment Entertainment & Games Games & Strategy Guides Children's Nonfiction Games Minecraft, minecraft stories
The Day My Mommy Slept In!
Kally Mayer - 2015
Find out what happens when Mommy does not hear the alarm. All kinds of things go wrong! Does the day end up in disaster? Many families will be able to relate to the funny events that take place. Perfect for bedtime and beginner readers. Click the Look Inside button for a sneak peak before you buy.
R.K. Davenport - 2014
He was forced into an early retirement after a tragic event (a hack that cost millions of players their data), but a new threat brings him out of the shadows. The stakes are higher than ever. King Wither must be stopped, no matter the cost. Features: -Intense Action Sequences -R.K. Davenport’s Signature Writing Style -A New Villain -Steve’s Character Bio -A Timeline Download your FREE copy today!
Belles and Whistles: Five Journeys Through Time on Britain's Trains
Andrew Martin - 2014
Everyone from schoolboys to socialites knew of these glamorous 'named trains' and aspired to ride aboard them. In Belles and Whistles, Andrew Martin recreates five of these famous train journeys by travelling aboard their nearest modern day equivalents. Sometimes their names have survived, even if only as a footnote on a timetable leaflet, but what has usually - if not always - disappeared is the extravagance and luxury. As Martin explains how we got from there to here, evocations of the golden age contrast with the starker modern reality: from monogrammed cutlery to stirring sticks, from silence on trains to tannoy announcements, from compartments to airline seating. For those who wonder whatever happened to porters, dining cars, mellow lighting, timetables, luggage in advance, trunk murders, the answers are all here. Martin's five journeys add up to an idiosyncratic history of Britain's railways, combining humour, historical anecdote, reportage from the present and romantic evocations of the past.