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Full steam ahead at West Somerset Railway's first Railway Literary Festival

(28/03/2012 @ 13:49:00)

Following the success of the Railway Literary Festival held at the Engine House on the Severn Valley Railway during their 2011 Autumn Steam Gala we are delighted to report that the second Festival featuring leading Railway Publishers and the first to be held at Minehead Station during the West Somerset Railway’s Spring Steam Gala attracted crowds of visitors eager to see what was on offer from all the major publishers in this popular subject area.

Colin Howard retail manager at the railway’s Buffer Stop book and gift shop expressed delight at the success of this first West Somerset Railway Literary Festival and is already planning to make it an annual feature!

Publishers attending were:
Ian Allan Publishing
Silver Link Publishing
Past & Present Publishing
Oxford Publishing Company
Haynes Publishing
The History Press
Oakwood Press
David & Charles

The public had the opportunity to meet the publishers and a number of leading railway authors.
Signing sessions proved popular, taking place during all three days, and also providng readers with the opportunity to discuss the finer points with the authors.

Authors attending included:
John Stretton
Chris Harris
Glyn Evans
Peter Darke
Philip Horton
David Mather
Colin Howard
Paul Conibeare
Brian Jackson
Julian Holland
John Parsons


For further details please contact:

Colin Howard
Retail Manager
West Somerset Railway
The Railway Station

Tel: 01643 700387
Fax: 01643 706349
email: shop@wsrail.net

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