Simon & Schuster 2015
Hardback 256pp Illustrated
9781471151491   Product Code: 22489
When Michael Portillo embarked on his rail journeys around Europe for the BBC Two series, he took with him the monumental Bradshaw's Guide for travellers, published in 1913. This illustrated companion to the programme describes the 23 journeys recreated on modern rail networks, starting with London to Monte Carlo (£8.18s.7d return in 1913), and including journeys as far-flung as Haifa to the Negev Desert on the Hejaz Railway, and Sofia to Istanbul on the Orient Express.