Books

Cheltenham Literature Festival: everything you need to know
Another year, another stellar line-up of authors at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Here’s everything you need to know about one of the world’s oldest and greatest literature events more >
27th September 2019
Five beautiful libraries across the network
Whether you’re looking for the latest page-turner or simply love the company of literature, these amazing libraries make for the perfect afternoon escape, and they’re all easily reached by GWR train. more >
3rd September 2019
From cult hero to England’s bard: explore the London destinations that made Shakespeare
Every 23 April the world celebrates William Shakespeare’s birth, and to help mark the occasion, we explore the bard’s life as it was lived in the country’s capital, visiting some of the places and objects that helped define him. more >
15th April 2019
Alohomora! Unlock five secret Harry Potter destinations you can reach by train
The unfathomably famous Harry Potter series is full of references to real-life places in the UK. From Gloucester to London, you can discover the top spots that either inspired the Bristol-born author or were used as locations in the blockbuster films more >
19th March 2019
Celebrate World Book Day with these five great independent bookshops
We’re getting into the literary spirit on this very special day. Here are five top independent bookshops taking part in this year’s World Book Day celebrations, and better yet, they’re just a hop, skip and jump from GWR train stations. more >
4th March 2019