Simon Bradley traces the history of the station, introducing us to the men behind the architecture and looks at its new international status. This fine new edition includes a fascinating chapter on the new hotel and some timely revisions bringing it fully up to date.
'A marvellous piece of social, aesthetic and technological history... it is impossible to praise Bradley's book too highly' A. N. Wilson, Daily Telegraph
'Brilliantly and with deft hand, Simon Bradley makes sense of it all ... fabulous' Sunday Telegraph
'A masterpiece of historical context ... immensely readable' Sunday Times
'This fine book examines the history of both the church that gave the station its name and the railway terminus ... unexpectedly compelling' Daily Mail
About the Author
Simon Bradley is editor of the World Famous Buildings of England series, founded by Nikolaus Pevsner, to which he has contributed a number of notable revised volumes. He lives in London.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An intriguing brief history of London's St Pancras station, including a brief biography of its architect, Gilbert Scott.It was amazing to see the detailed plans for the construction which was expedited with customary Victorian celerity. Bradley gives detailed insight into the architectural and engineering achievements that all contributed to this majestic Gothic folly.