All aboard as top writer adds name to popular GWR book festival event - The Evesham Observer

All aboard as top writer adds name to popular GWR book festival event

Evesham Editorial 21st Aug, 2023   0

THE award-winning writer and broadcaster Christian Wolmer is to attend the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway’s (GWR) book festival on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

Christian’s interest began at The Independent when he was appointed transport correspondent in 1992.

Although he mainly concentrates on transport matters, he has covered many other social policy issues and has written on a wide range of subjects, from cricket to the Private Finance Initiative.

He is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading commentators on transport matters.

He broadcasts frequently on radio and TV and is a regular pundit on the national news bulletins of terrestrial channels and Sky.

Among his numerous feature TV appearances, he has been on Coast, Julia Bradbury’s Railway Walks and the railway programmes presented by Ian Hislop and Michael Portillo, and a series on BBC4 about how the railways made modern Britain.

His books cover a wide range of subjects from the history of British Rail to a study of Crossrail.

The book festival, from 10am to 4pm 00 in the Tim Mitchell Building at Winchcombe station, offers visitors a great opportunity to browse through a selection of books both newly published and old favourites.

Books covering all interests, including railways, will be available, plus a number of popular authors and resident writers will be on hand to sign copies.

In addition to Christian Wolmar, confirmed authors for the event include: Mary Lay, David Aldred, Neil Parkhouse, Humphrey Gillott, Stephen Done and Elizabeth Eyre.

Julia Harwood, Shop Manager, commented: “I’m extremely excited that we are hosting our first ever book festival at the GWR with resident and visiting authors.

There will be something for everyone at the event, who loves railways whether they live locally to the railway or are visiting from further afield.”

For tickets and further details about the book festival, please visit A five per cent discount is automatically applied to all tickets purchased online.

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