This book, "A clue to railway compensation, the value of estates, and parochial assessment," by Thomas Morris, is a replication of a book originally published before 1863. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.
It's time to test out a new model locomotive, the first of its kind on Peter's Railway. But too much speed leads to disaster and a derailment, just like the original in the old days. Tales of a smashed up engine with split steam pipes, filling the cab with scalding steam and a heroic fireman to the rescue. A wonderful true story for all train lovers, young and old! With 12 Watercolours by John Wardle. Age 6 to 12 years.
In 1933 at a summer holiday camp in Dymchurch, Kent organized for children in Church-run orphanages, destiny deemed a ten-year-old boy and a eight-year-old girl would meet under the most bizarre circumstances. What the camp leader was to divulge to the children, would change their lives forever. Pointing one finger at the girl, then at the boy, she said simply, 'You two are brother and sister.'
This bizarre isolated meeting of author Caroline Whitehead and her brother William Marshall in their childhood years would develop, in time to come, into a tight-knit relationship that spanned decades. UNDER THE OLD RAILWAY CLOCK deftly illuminates for readers a time and place - England from the 1930s through to 2007. William was a sailor, hero, husband, father, gambler, coin collector, cook, flirt with the ladies - and a very dear brother.
About the author
Married in 1944, she emigrated to Canada in 1967 and lived in Ontario before moving to British Columbia in 1987. Her husband died in 1999. She has one daughter, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a wealth of proud memories.
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