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 Set of 3 Rolt Landscape Books
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Set of 3 Rolt Landscape Books

New editions of L.T.C. (Tom) Roltís (1910-74) classic autobiographies, weaving Roltís memories with his love of the English landscape and infectious fascination for machines. Rolt is recalled for his warm prose and foresighted campaigns of the growing Preservation movement, protecting British canals and railways amidst the dramatic social and technological changes of the 1950s-70s. Imbued with his love for the countryside whilst full of ploughing engines, locomotives, barges, narrowboats and vintage cars. 3 volumes, which can be read in series or standalone; each illustrated with photographs from the familyís archive. Machines: Rolt's rural childhood, engineering apprenticeship and a career which took him from a farm to a locomotive works and running a garage specialising in vintage cars, before dreaming of life on a narrowboat in 1939. Canals: c.1939-50; life aboard Roltís converted narrowboat Cressy. Explorations of and campaigns to protect the fading English and Welsh canal network. Figures: Roltís life in the 1950s, 60s and 70s; his involvement in the Tal-y-llyn Railway, veteran car rallies and travels on the Tralee-Dingle Light railway.

Paperbacks, 176-246 pages, 16-45 black & white illustratons.
Each 9ľĒ x 6Ē.
Code: 21139

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