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Mind the Gap: A London Underground Miscellany

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    Emily Kearns(Author)

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Imagine life without the London Underground… The iconic Tube has been transporting Londoners around Britain’s capital for 150 years, and today 150,000 passengers use the Underground every hour.

This fascinating miscellany takes us on a round-trip through every aspect of the London Underground, from the history of its construction to its many appearances in books, films and popular music, giving a glimpse into the technical marvels beneath our feet and the many human stories that play out in its trains and tunnels every day.

1845: A pamphlet is published in which Charles Pearson, a London lawyer, pushes the idea of an underground railway to transport both passengers and goods to the city centre.

1863: On 10 January the Metropolitan Railway goes down in the history books when it opens the first subterranean railway in the world.

1998: A previously undiscovered breed of mosquito, adapted to life underground, is discovered living in the Tube network.

2012: Close to one million people use the Northern line alone, every day.

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Book details

  • PDF | 192 pages
  • Emily Kearns(Author)
  • Summersdale (7 Jan. 2013)
  • English
  • 10
  • History

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  • By J. Summers on 7 May 2014

    This book is a great read for someone who is interested in the London Underground! It gives you a great background about the network, the trains, and the people who helped make it all happen.I thought it could have used more pictures, especially when describing the different train stocks/types. I also found it spent quite a bit of time on the history which is something most Underground Train buffs would already know, especially after a trip to the London Transport Museum.Nonetheless, this is a great read!

  • By Steve C. on 4 August 2013

    What a delightful way to spend half an hour - picking up and putting down this book of underground miscellany. Very well written and full of those bits of info you never knew! Highly recommended!

  • By G. Boyle on 5 May 2015

    An interesting potted history of the London Underground. Dates of significant events, insightful facts and summaries of each line are at your fingertips. Nothing covered in-depth, but this is not the purpose of the book. A handy sized little reference book. I enjoyed it.

  • By Michael A. Burman on 27 September 2015

    Light reading but did not like the fact thast the title page had been cut and partly missing. Rest of the book was fine.

  • By CS on 9 April 2016

    Given as a birthday present to an underground and train geek who loved it.

  • By H. J. Kendrick on 11 August 2013

    My hubbby worked on the underground for 35 years soit was a trip down memory lane for him. Great read.

  • By Pauline on 24 August 2014

    good book

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