About the Author
MICHAEL WILLIAMS is the best-selling author of On the Slow Train and On the Slow Train Again and Steaming to Victory. He is a journalist, academic and author — writing, blogging and broadcasting on railways, the media and other subjects for many publications, including the Independent, the BBC, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph and the New Statesman, as well as the specialist railway press. He is also a travel writer, having covered the world for a variety of publications. He lives with his family in Camden Town, not far from St Pancras — Britain’s most splendid railway station.