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The highly respected author and journalist Simon Jenkins refl ects on his recent literary explorations of Britain’s most majestic architectural gems, sacred and secular. In England’s Cathedrals he offers a fascinating, personal, and often funny, insight into the history and place in English life of these magnificent and ancient edifices, whilst in his newest oeuvre, Britain’s 100 Best Railway Stations, he describes the history, geography, design and significance of 100 such glories. From Waterloo to Whitby, St Pancras to Stirling, Jenkins explores the role of the railway station in the national imagination; he champions the engineers, architects and rival companies that made them possible; and tells the story behind the development, triumphs and follies of these very British creations. All aboard!
Sir Simon Jenkins is a journalist and author. He writes for The Guardian as well as broadcasting for the BBC. He has edited The Times and the Evening Standard and chaired the National Trust. He was a founder member of SAVE Britain’s Heritage and chaired the revision of the Pevsner guides from 1994 to 2011. He founded the Railway Heritage Trust and has served on the Boards of British Rail and London Transport.