This 250-page volume will feature a journey around the northern half of the Irish Sea, taking in England, North Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. Volume 1 of this series covering Scotland won the title “Scottish Non-fiction Book of the Year 2009”. Volume 2 featured Yorkshire & the North-East, Volume 3 covered the Midlands and Wales, Volume 4 the East of England and Volume 5 London and the South-east: all are critically acclaimed. One further regional book (plus a General and Foreign Travel Book) will follow in the next 18 months to complete the eight-volume series. They are written under licence from the National Museum of Science and Industry Enterprises Ltd and in collaboration with the National Railway Museum, York. This large format volume includes more than 380 regional posters from many sources, most previously unpublished in books, spanning the Victorian era to modern times. Volume 6 begins in the Lake District, a popular target for advertising. Travelling south we enter the ‘Red Rose’ county and the industrial centres of Liverpool and Manchester. Then it is into North Wales, before we take the ferry from Holyhead to tour Northern Ireland. This country also has a strong poster heritage. The final leg sees us cross eastwards to end the journey on the Isle of Man. The Foreword has already been written by famous travel personality Michael Palin.
Featured at the rear of the book is a unique poster database of more than 600 entries, useful for researchers and collectors alike, which has already taken many man-years of work. This stunningly illustrated book will surely become THE collectors’ guide to this region’s railway posters. It will feature a comprehensive accompanying travel-text, poster essays, artist thumbnails, historical and tourism facts.
More information and ordering information can be obtained from the Publishers:
Poster to Poster Publishing, 16A Bridge Street, Carmarthen, Dyfed, SA31 3JS
Websites: www.postertoposter.co.uk and www.railway-posters.com