Books

The birth of a monster
Did you know that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was written in Bath, while the author was living in a house near the abbey? To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the spooktastic book, we explore some of the key locations that helped bring the tale to life and uncover the true story behind the work’s mysterious and scandalous author more >
12th October 2018
Top literature festivals on the GWR network
There are loads of great book events celebrating the world’s best author’s, including some homegrown South West literary giants, just a train journey away, when you travel with Great Western Railway. more >
7th September 2018
Take the Poldark tour of the South West and Wales
With the hit TV series returning to our screens this Sunday, we explore some of the programme’s key locations on the GWR network. more >
9th June 2018
Five great things to do in Hay-on-Wye
Whether you’re heading to Hay Festival in May, or simply fancy a trip to this beautiful part of the world, there are loads of things to do in this picturesque market town. more >
26th March 2018
The five best Cornwall-based novels
As well as being home to some of the country's most successful authors, Cornwall has provided the setting for many a fine book, including much of Daphne du Maurier's haunting output. Check out these top page-turners that use Britain's favourite holiday destination as a backdrop. more >
27th February 2018