Jonathan Glancey

Jonathan Glancey is the architecture and design editor of the Guardian. He is also a pilot. A frequent broadcaster, his books includeThe Story of Architecture and The Train: An Illustrated History.



Superbly readable.Giles Whittell
The Times

A drama that cannot help take wing. The elements still excite the imagination and raise the heart.Tom Fort
Sunday Telegraph

Eclectic and entertaining, there are plenty of chaps out there who will lap it up... It's worth celebrating the birthday [of the Spitfire], and Jonathan Glancey is clearly the man to propose the toast.Patrick Bishop
Literary Review

A wonderful bookRoland White

A celebration of the last days of steam, which goes straight to the mechanical heart of the locomotive
The Times

A paean to the last days of steam locomotion

Jonathan Glancey's new book is a celebration of men such as Nigel Gresley: the railway engineers who, not only in Britain, but also in France, Germany, Russia and the USA, and surprisingly, Argentina, in the last days of steam designed large, powerful, efficient and splendid locomotives... Mr Glancey offers a compelling thesis about the merits and potential of the steam locomotive
Country Life

An intriguing history and, in the way that Jonathan Glancey takes on the journey through these pages, a pleasurable experience
Gazette & Herald

A wonderfully entertaining book, a rich mixture of science, social history and politics written with the verve, expertise and infectious enthusiasm we have come to expect from Glancey. Unlike the politicians and the MoD, this man knows what he is doing.Patrick Bishop
Daily Telegraph

Takes you on a vivid tour through the history of the aircraft and the men and women who created and flew it.
Daily Express