Title: The Island Railway
Author: Elisabeth Beresford
Illustrator: Maggie Harrison
Year: 1988 (First Edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd.
Remarks: Signed by the author
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Thomas finds it hard to adjust to life on a small island after the busy mainland town where he and his family used to live. He strikes up a friendship with a local boy, Matthew, and together they explore a quarry and disused railway track. Soon the boys are caught up in plans to reopen the old railway – and Thomas has no time to miss his old life!
Full and half-page b&w illustrations throughout.
Glazed pictorial boards. Pages in superb condition: unmarked and very tightly bound. Previous owner's name inscribed on half-title together with author's autograph.
Elisabeth Beresford is best known as being the creator of the Wombles.
Measures 25 cm × 16.5 cm (10″ × 6.6″). 4to. 400 pp.