Down from London: Seaside Reading in the Railway Age

The front cover of Carolyn Oulton's new book, 'Down from London; Seaside Reading in the Railway Age.

When we think about beach reading, we often imagine someone on holiday, looking for a book to help them ‘get away from it all.’ The seaside holiday really took off in the Victorian period, but books could still be pretty expensive. We have a fairly good idea of what makes a beach read bestseller, but […]