Station to Station


My new book STATION TO STATION is published by Guardian Books.

You can read a little more about STATION TO STATION and order from the Guardian Bookshop by following this link.

To order from Amazon, click here


‘Station to Station is the chronicle of a railway journey like no other – part personal odyssey, part history, part architectural guide, part reflection on the nature of travel, part investigation of the national psyche’. The Independent

Read the full Independent review here. To read Craig Brown’s review in the Mail on Sunday headlined ‘Orgies with Diana Dors’, click here. Simon Bradley reviews in the Spectator here.  Michael Kerr’s review in the Weekend Telegraph is here.

To watch a short trailer for the book, click here


 Along with the book I have recorded an album called Orphan Train: a kind of indirect soundtrack to the narrative, featuring all-new songs that use trains as metaphors of other things…

Available now on iTunes (search artist James Attlee album Orphan Train) and as a digital download from Amazon here . The CD will be available to order in the next few days.

You can hear four  tracks in full on Soundcloud:

Ghost Train


Midnight Express


Train-wreck Honey

Or hear the whole album by signing up to Deezer



8 Responses to Station to Station

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  2. Westy says:

    Hey James!
    Looking forward to reading this :-)
    Will you be doing an Oxford launch at all?
    See you soon
    Westy x

  3. James Attlee says:

    Hi Westy

    Yes, there will be a launch in Oxford on May 14 at Blackwells: an in-conversation followed by some live music. Details to follow!

  4. Reg says:

    Will thisa be published in e-book form so I can read it on the train please?

    • James Attlee says:

      Hi Reg

      Yes it will. Should be coming to Amazon next week I believe, but I will confirm here. Meanwhile, physical books work on the train as well…! But I know it’s convenient to be able to take your whole library along on an e-reader, especially if you’ve got other stuff to carry. I wonder what a wide reader like Brunel would have made of the Kindle.

    • James Attlee says:

      Dear Reg

      The Kindle e-book is now available from amazon. Search in the Kindle store under books, Station to Station James Attlee

  5. Karen leyden says:

    I have just finished reading your wonderful book station to station . I found your book so full of little snippets of history that broaden my understanding of many places along the the line and would have never known. I even managed to answer a question on egg heads with a fact I had read .
    I will recommended your book to my friends as the travel stories are so interesting.
    Regards Karen.

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