London to Birmingham by Rail is a record of forty fascinating sites that can be seen from the window of a train travelling the 115 miles from Euston Station in London to New Street Station in Birmingham. Some will be familiar, like Wembley Stadium and Coventry Cathedral. Others will probably come as a delightful surprise, like Brandon Wood near Coventry where more than 330 species of plant have been recorded. Among the gems in these pages are the grave of the last highwayman to be hanged at the scene of his crime; the story of the nineteenth-century railway races; the longest wall mural in England; the scene of the Great Train Robbery; Bletchley Park, the home of the wartime codebreakers; and the medieval wall paintings in Bradwell Abbey that were discovered 400 years after they had been covered up. Whether or not you make the journey you will discover much that is interesting and enjoyable.