A Good Parcel of English Soil: The Metropolitan Line

by Richard Mabey | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9781846146169 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/21/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, January 21, 2023
I got this little softcover, from a series inspired by the different lines on the London Underground, from Better World Books. (Check out the whimsical author's-bio on the back cover; it includes such entries as "Eye colour: Nightshade-leaf green" and "Height: Not quite short enough to dodge under ticket-barriers"!)

The book's a mix of personal memoir and history of the Metropolitan Line, especially as its development affected neighborhoods - those disrupted by the construction and the new ones designed by developers and heavily promoted as features. There are also a number of literary references - quite a few authors inserted nods to (or imprecations about!) the London railways.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Roby Park in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, March 25, 2023

Released 2 mos ago (3/25/2023 UTC) at Little Free Library, Roby Park in Nashua, New Hampshire USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library on this rainy day; hope someone enjoys it!

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** Released for the 2023 4 Elements challenge. **

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