Great Railway Journeys: London to Sheffield is a fascinating record of forty different sites that can be seen from the window of a train travelling from London to Sheffield.
The route starts from St Pancras Station and runs through London, St Albans, Harpenden, Luton, Ampthill, Bedford, Wellingborough, Market Harborough, Leicester, Derby and Chesterfield before arriving at Sheffield. Some of the interesting sites covered include five famous sports stadiums, St Albans Cathedral, Luton Hoo, Luton Airport and the Church of the Crooked Spire in Chesterfield.
A particularly absorbing chapter concerns a part of Bedford that some people believed was the precise location of the Garden of Eden.
A follow-up to the highly successful Great Railway Journeys: London to Birmingham, this is a must-read for anyone who would like to know more about the line.