‘Bill Purdue’s latest blog : Portillo on the train again’

I can’t say that I approve of his taste in sports jackets, but I am enjoying Michael Portillo’s new series of Great British Railway Journeys on BBC2.

Like the last series, there is a book to go with it, but this time there’s a difference.

Great Victorian Railway Journeys: How Modern Britain was Built by Victorian Steam Power [Collins £20 9780007457069]by Karen Farrington is out this week.

To read Bill’s blog, go to billpurdue.wordpress.com