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The Necropolis Railway: A Novel of Murder, Mystery and Steam (Paperback)
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The Necropolis Railway: A Novel of Murder, Mystery and Steam (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 19/08/2002
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A chance encounter leads young Jim Stringer, a railway porter, to move from Yorkshire to London, enticed by the prospect of becoming a railway man 'of the right sort'. But when he arrives in the Waterloo of 1903, it is to discover a world of garish pubs and tawdry brothels boxed in by towering, blank-faced factories - a world that judders perpetually to the din of the trains on the giant viaducts overhead. Jim finds that his duties are mysteriously confined to the strangest corner of the South Western's business: a railway line that runs to an enormous cemetery. Still more perplexingly, the men he works alongside have formed an instant loathing for him. And his predecessor has disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Can Jim work out what is going on before he too is travelling on a one-way coffin ticket aboard the Necropolis Railway?

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571209613
Weight: 275 g
Dimensions: 215 x 130 mm

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“A very good read.”

A realy good book. The descriptions of Waterloo and Nine Elms are so good one can almost smell the smoke and cough because of the smog! The research on the Necroplis Railway is excellent. The actual story keeps you in... More

Paperback edition
15th January 2012
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“Ok, but not great”

Having read and enjoyed some of Andrew Martins non fiction books I thought that I would give one of his fictions books a go. That and we used to live near Brookwood cemetery, so had an interest there as well.

It is... More

Paperback edition
9th January 2013
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