The Flying Scotsman Pocket-Book

B1887

The publisher has established a fine series of pocket-books and pocket manuals. This new book forms part of that series and in a way is difficult to review. It is priced aggressively, even though a hard back binding has been employed to allow it to survive frequent handling. That and the convenient size makes it very suitable as a gift to a young boy or girl who is developing an interest in the subject. It is also a low enough price that a young person could afford to buy a copy. However, it contains such a wealth of information that is a comprehensive review of its subject, that it makes a very worthy addition to even the most sophisticated library of a dedicated enthusiast.

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NAME: The Flying Scotsman Pocket-Book
CATEGORY: Book Reviews
DATE: 121013
FILE: R1887
AUTHOR: R.H.N. Hardy
PUBLISHER: Conway
BINDING: hard back
PAGES: 128
PRICE: £8.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Trains, steam locomotives, Flying Scotsman, rail heritage, high speed steam engines
ISBN: 978-1-84486-222-1
IMAGE: B1887.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The publisher has established a fine series of pocket-books and pocket manuals. This new book forms part of that series and in a way is difficult to review. It is priced aggressively, even though a hard back binding has been employed to allow it to survive frequent handling. That and the convenient size makes it very suitable as a gift to a young boy or girl who is developing an interest in the subject. It is also a low enough price that a young person could afford to buy a copy. However, it contains such a wealth of information that is a comprehensive review of its subject, that it makes a very worthy addition to even the most sophisticated library of a dedicated enthusiast.

The text is good, being easy to read and clear. It follows one of the iconic steam locomotives in service as a high speed train that between the World Wars set records and raced against aeroplanes. The Flying Scotsman survived the death of steam-powered rail in Britain and is now a valuable part of the British rail heritage that revolutionized the country, the Empire, and the World.

Within this amazingly comprehensive pocket-sized book, there are many fine drawings and photographs, poster art work and full colour images.

For those trying to think of something to give a young relative, this is an excellent idea and will appeal to those already interested in rail and those who just like to learn new things and enjoy a well-crafted book. Those readers already interested in rail history will find this a book not to miss, even if they already own an extensive library.

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