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Blackpool Highflyer By Andrew Martin

Blackpool Highflyer
by Andrew Martin

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When railway man Jim Stringer is assigned to drive holidaymakers to Blackpool in 1905, he thinks he has struck lucky. But his dreams of beer and pretty women soon fall away when his high-speed train meets a huge millstone on the line. In the months that follow Jim hunts for the sabateur.
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Blackpool Highflyer by Andrew Martin

When railwayman Jim Stringer is assigned to drive holidaymakers to the seaside resort of Blackpool in the hot summer of 1905, he thinks he's struck lucky. But his dreams of beer and pretty women soon fall away - when his high-speed train meets a huge millstone on the line. In the months that follow as he hunts for the saboteur, Jim is drawn into a beguiling but dangerous world of eccentrics, conmen and cowards. From ventriloquists to funfair salesmen, ticket clerks to dandies, everyone is a suspect in this captivating adventure.

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Blackpool Highflyer Reviews


"'The age of steam has rarely been better evoked.' Evening Standard; 'The Necropolis Railway is a brilliant murder mystery.' Mirror"

About Andrew Martin


Andrew Martin is a former Spectator Young Writer of the Year, and his weekly column appears in the New Statesman.

Additional information

GOR001118504
Blackpool Highflyer by Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2004-08-19
352
0571219012
9780571219018
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.