Eleven Minutes Late: A Train Journey to the Soul of Britain

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Britain gave railways to the world, yet its own network is the dearest (definitely) and the worst (probably) in Western Europe. Trains are deeply embedded in the national psyche and folkloreyet it is considered uncool to care about them. For Matthew Engel the railway system is the ultimate expression of Britishness. It represents all the nation's ingenuity, incompetence, nostalgia, corruption, humor, capacity for suffering, and even sexual repression. To uncover its mysteries, Engel has traveled the system from Penzance to ...

Eleven Minutes Late: A Train Journey to the Soul of Britain 2010, Pan Books (UK)

ISBN-13: 9780330512374

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Eleven Minutes Late: A Train Journey to the Soul of Britain 2009, MacMillan UK, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780230708983

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Eleven Minutes Late: A Train Journey to the Soul of Britain 2009, Pan MacMillan, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780230744066

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