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If you need a Highway Code book to brush up for your theory test, a train book or you want to take to the skies with an aviation book, our extensive range of transport books has everything – and they're all at unbelievable prices.

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Transport Books

  • The Knowledge

    Robert Lordan

    Product Code: TKNW
    Hardback
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    Train your brain like a London cabbie with The Knowledge!

    Fully illustrated and written by a licensed cabbie, this book lifts the lid on London's best-kept secrets. It highlights the streets, alleys, turnings and landmarks every London taxi driver must know to pass the famous exam and showcases 50 real Knowledge routes with notes on hidden histories.

    There are also sections that give readers the chance to test their memory of these routes alongside guides to memory-training techniques that are used by cabbies and memory champions around the world.
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  • Bikers' Britain

    Simon Weir

    Product Code: BIKR
    Paperback
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    Ride the country in style!

    From soaring mountains to windswept coastlines, the second edition of AA Bikers' Britain will inspire you to rev up your engine and explore 82 motorcycling routes (32 of which are new for this book) throughout our country.

    Designed in a wiro-bound format so that it can easily fit into a motorcycle tank bag and featuring a foreword from Charley Boorman, Simon Weir's book describes, reviews and rates a number of roads for motorbiking and offers clear and detailed maps of the routes, too.

    Covering the whole country, the book also provides information on biker-friendly places to stay as well as practical advice on preparing for a trip including information on clothing, safety and bike maintenance.
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  • The Grand Tour: Guide to the World

    Product Code: GRDT
    Hardback
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    Part-travel companion, part factually dubious encyclopedia and part scrapbook of a travelling circus, this The Grand Tour book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show.

    Inspired by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May's travels filming the show, it's full of not-entirely serious guides to the countries they visited and also has them offering hints and tips on packing, passing through airports and breaking the language barrier.

    As well as the three presenters' unique takes on all the places they have visited, there are plenty of facts about cars for petrolheads to pore over.
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  • Train Spotting Gift Set

    Product Code: AN0415
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    The ideal gift for anyone you know who loves trains - especially the classic steam engines - this beautifully presented gift set includes a DVD all about the Flying Scotsman and a 128-page hardback that covers the history of Britain's greatest steam trains.

    A hardback notebook and quality ballpoint pen are also included so you can note down results when you go searching for some of our most beautiful vehicles.

    Box dimensions: 240 x 275mm
    CONTENTS: DVD, HB BOOK, 128 PAGES, 190 x 135mm, HB NOTEBOOK, 136 PAGES, 190 x 145mm BALLPOINT PEN
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  • Porsche 911 (996)

    Adrian Streather

    Product Code: CBXBD
    Paperback
    STOP! Don't buy a Porsche 996 without buying this book first! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Adrian Streather's years of Porsche ownership. Learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!
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  • Full Steam Ahead, Felix

    Kate Moore

    Product Code: CBWGR
    Paperback
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'FULL OF FUNNY AND HEART-WARMING STORIES' Sunday Express The charming sequel to Felix the Railway Cat, with more exciting adventures from his life on and off duty at Huddersfield Railway Station. Felix, Senior Pest Controller at Huddersfield station, has been at the heart of a close-knit community since the day she arrived as a kitten. But now, having risen to fame, everyday life at the station has become rather hectic; while reporters and fans clamour for a glimpse of her, Felix and her human co-workers find themselves, and the station, in quite a whirlwind. With the job seemingly too big for one fluffy feline to handle, it seems only sensible to recruit a young apprentice to the team: enter, Bolt. Full of funny and heart-warming stories, with personal tales from Felix's biggest fans, this is the remarkable tale of Felix and Bolt, the ultimate pest-controlling duo. AS SEEN ON THE ONE SHOW & GOOD MORNING BRITAIN Praise for Felix the Railway Cat: 'The global sensation' Daily Telegraph 'A phenomenon' Big Issue 'The purrfect railway cat' Daily Express Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Huddersfield Samaritans and Action for Children
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  • Rail Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland,

    Stuart Baker

    Product Code: AOOYE
    Hardback
    The OPC Rail Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland was first published in 1977 and has, over the years, proved itself to be one of the most successful railway titles ever published. The book portrays the railway network on the British Isles, differentiating between passenger and freight lines, as well as between single and multi-track sections. It also shows preserved lines, freight terminals, LRT schemes, passenger stations, lines under construction, proposed lines, depots, etc. As such the book is an essential work of reference for both enthusiasts and professionals. This new edition is fully updated to reflect the developments in railway and LRT infrastructure due for completion by 2015 as well as those schemes currently under development. The new edition retains the convenient format established by the atlas but has several significant enhancements. The mapping on each page overlaps with the mapping on adjoining pages to make it easier to follow a long-distance route. Where appropriate, additional detailed inset maps have been drawn to show the complex railway developments in metropolitan areas such as Nottingham and Manchester.The size of the type in the index has been enlarged to make it more readable. The sequence of maps has also been reorganised where possible to make it easier to follow a route. The extent has been increased by an extra 8 pages to allow for these changes.
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  • Vintage Buses in Glorious Devon

    Roger Malone

    Product Code: CBYWL
    Hardback
    There is a head-turning charm about heritage transport. And where better to showcase such preserved delights than glorious Devon? This book is an affectionate endeavour to celebrate a bygone era. One kept vividly alive, and on the road, by the dedication of owner enthusiasts. Here buses visit the county's spectacular coastlines, climb towards rugged Dartmoor tors, and pass through picturesque towns and rolling countryside. In more than 200 images the author, Roger Malone, has set out to portray the vehicles in surroundings that are sympathetic to the subject, and which often seem timeless. As well as depicting a fascinating array of heritage public transport, his photographs convey much of the county's superlative scenery - a delight enjoyed by both Devonians and visitors alike. And so we roam from a magical, rain-shiny running night at Exeter to high summer on Plymouth Hoe; from a climb over the high moors to Princetown, to the genteel Regency resort of Sidmouth. Throughout the book old companies will revive old memories. Royal Blue, Grey Cars, Devon General, Western National - all seen across diverse locations from North Devon to the south coast as we journey on this colourful trip into the past.
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  • Cambrian Railways Gallery

    David Maidment

    Product Code: CBYWI
    Hardback
    This book in Pen & Sword's Gallery' series starts with a brief history of the Cambrian Railways' early years, followed by a magnificent comprehensive set of early photographs of Cambrian engines and Oswestry Works made available by the former Chairman of the Manchester Locomotive Society and the National Library of Wales. A tour of the sumptuous scenery of mid Wales follows - the trains in the landscape taken from Andrew Dyke's collection and a few so expertly colourised' by him that most find it difficult to distinguish these from the many genuine colour photographs, the Welsh countryside deserving the rich and varied hues. The book is jointly authored by David Maidment and Paul Carpenter, the latter bringing the story of the Cambrian up to date and persuading a number of former railwaymen who worked on the Cambrian system to share their memories and experiences. The book finishes with a description to restore part of the closed section of the line through the efforts of members of the Cambrian Heritage Railways. The book has over 25,000 words of text, and more than 250 photographs, including over 40 in colour.
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  • MGA 1955-1962

    Roy Crosier

    Product Code: CBXBB
    Paperback
    Judged by many to be the most attractive MG ever produced, the MGA is not only good-looking, but also fun to drive, coping very well with modern traffic demands. In this book you will find advice on choosing the right model, and discussion about potential ownership costs. Practicality and comfort are considered, allowing you to assess suitability for touring, and issues of legality, originality and roadworthiness are also raised. With information for a quick and easy condition evaluation, leading - if required - to a more serious one with a unique marking system, plus 100 colour photographs, this is a must-buy for anyone thinking of purchasing an MGA.
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  • Autopia

    Jon Bentley

    Product Code: CBRFR
    Hardback
    Cars are one of the most significant human creations. They changed our cities. They changed our lives. They changed everything. But in the next thirty years, this technology will itself change enormously. If Google get their way, are we all going to be ferried around in tiny electric bubble-cars? Or will we watch robots race a bionic Lewis Hamilton? And what about the future of classic cars? In Autopia, TV presenter and journalist Jon Bentley celebrates motoring's rich heritage and meets the engineers (and coders) who are transforming cars forever. From mobile hotel rooms to electric battery technology; from hydrogen-powered cars to jetpacks, Autopia is the essential guide to the future of our greatest invention. Fully designed with illustrations and photographs, this will be the perfect Christmas gift for car and technology enthusiasts everywhere.
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  • The Journey Matters

    Jonathan Glancey

    Product Code: CBQXD
    Hardback
    What was it really like to take the LNER's Art Deco Coronation streamliner from King's Cross to Edinburgh, to cross the Atlantic by the SS Normandie, to fly with Imperial Airways from Southampton to Singapore, to steam from Manhattan to Chicago on board the New York Central's 20th Century Limited or to dine and sleep aboard the Graf Zeppelin? In the course of The Journey Matters, Jonathan Glancey travels from the early 1930s to the turn of the century on some of what he considers to be the most truly glamorous and romantic trips he has ever dreamed of or made in real life. Each of the twenty journeys allows him to explore the history of routes taken, and the events - social and political - enveloping them. Each is the story of the machines that made these journeys possible, of those who shaped them and those, too, who travelled on them.
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  • Luxury Railway Travel

    Martyn Pring

    Product Code: CBKLA
    Hardback
    British luxury rail travel was not just the domain of the Pullman Company. In fact, they were far from the only providers as railway companies in Britain were extremely active from late Victorian times competing for leisure business. Various railway operators were at the forefront of deluxe rail travel services across pre-grouping, Big Four and BR eras when first-class travel was increasingly adapted for the needs of the business community. Recently Britain's railway heritage has been responsible for kick-starting a modern tourist spectacle as specialist operators run luxury day excursion, sleeping-car and fine-dining trains. Martyn Pring has carried out considerable research tracing the evolution of British luxury train travel weaving railway, social and travel history threads around a number of Britain's mainline routes traditionally associated with glamorous trains. Drawing on contemporary coverage, he chronicles the luxury products and services shaped by railway companies and hospitality businesses for Britain's burgeoning upper and middle-classes and wealthy overseas visitors, particularly Americans, who demanded more civilised and comfortable rail travel. By Edwardian times, a pleasure-palace industry emerged as entrepreneurs, hotel proprietors, local authorities and railway companies all collaborated developing upscale destinations, building civic amenities, creating sightseeing and leisure pursuits and in place-making initiatives to attract prosperous patrons. Luxury named trains delivered sophisticated and fashionable settings encouraging a golden age of civilised business and leisure travel. Harkening back to the inter-war years, modern luxury train operators now redefine and capture the allure and excitement of dining and train travel experiences.
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  • KTM X-BOW

    Thillainathan "Path" Pathmanat

    Product Code: BZHCL
    Hardback
    A dazzling tribute to the KTM X-Bow car - the world's first production sports car with a full carbon composite monocoque. To fully understand and enjoy this car, it can, and should be appreciated on many different levels: a racing car for the road, and a road car that can excel on the track; its unique composition and aerodynamic qualities; its design and aesthetics. This is a car that was brought to life by the virtually unlimited monetary resources of an industrial giant, steeped in motorsport, who demanded that it be technologically cutting-edge. The car was honed to perfection by arguably the finest racing car engineers in the world, for whom `best in class' was a minimum requirement. It is an objet d'art that can race in anger, or can transport in style. It startles, it fascinates, it wins. As Mr Toad (of Wind in the Willows fame) would undoubtedly have said, it is ''A Most Unusual Car!'' - we are lucky that this most unusual car, the KTM X-BOW, exists in our lifetime. This book details the design and development, the build process, racing history, and what it's like to live with and maintain an X-Bow, written by joint owners and enthusiasts, with the full cooperation of the designers and developers.
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  • North West Railways in the 1970s and 1980s

    John Carlson

    Product Code: BYZTD
    Paperback
    John Carlson takes a new look at the north-western rail scene. Focusing mainly on the years 1975 to 1985, this collection of around 180 colour and black-and white-images, almost all previously unpublished, takes a look the regions railways in the 1970s and 1980s. Captured here are images that encapsulate intercity expresses at speed and rest, show freight being shunted and hauled in yards and on main lines, and portray the enthusiasts and passengers that photograph and ride them. Although focusing on the region's major railway centres, such as Carlisle, Preston and Manchester, branch lines and out of the way vantage points have not been neglected.
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  • Europe by Eurail 2019

    Laverne Ferguson-Kosinski

    Product Code: BSBZH
    Paperback
    The definitive guide to European train travel Europe by Eurail has been the train traveler's one-stop source for visiting Europe's cities and countries by rail for more than forty years. This comprehensive guide provides the latest information on fares, schedules, and pass options, as well as detailed information on more than one hundred specific rail excursions. The book contains information readers need to enjoy visits in historic cities, romantic villages, and scenic hamlets on more than ninety rail trips starting from twenty-eight base cities located in twenty countries. Sample rail-tour itineraries combine several base cities and day excursions into fifteen-day rail-tour packages complete with hotel recommendations and sightseeing options. . Packed with practical information, step-by-step directions, advice on where to go and what to see and do, and complemented by the inclusion of twenty maps, Europe by Eurail takes the puzzle out of European Rail Travel.
  • Driving Like Crazy

    PJ O'Rourke

    Product Code: BFWOO
    Paperback
    Jump in and buckle-up. P. J. O'Rourke delivers his rapid-fire wit from the driver's seat of Buicks, Land Rovers, Harley-Davidsons and at least one Soviet army surplus truck. Driving Like Crazy is a hilarious collection of fender-bending pieces that career along at O'Rourke's full-throttle, breakneck Gonzo best...
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With such a variety of ways to get from A to B, there has to be a variety of books on the subject. Whether you love classic cars, have an interest in maritime history or just need a map for the road, we’ve got you covered with our extensive collection of transport books.

Car, planes, boats and trains

Whatever your preferred mode of travel, we’ll have something for you in our wide range of books on transport. If you want to know all about the train lines of Britain, a guide to the canals or the sea or an insight into military aircraft, we have a book for you.

Maps and railway guides

If you’re after of a map for your car or a manual to repairing your bike, we have a book on everything you need to help you get where you want to be. Even if you need books about transport of a more unusual nature, like narrow boats, camper vans or sports cars, we have a guide for you.

Advice on passing your test

We even have a book for you if you’ve not yet been let loose on the roads, with loads of handy guides on helping you pass your test and recognise all the road signs of Britain.

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