||Occurs 26/04/2018 - 26/04/2018
Dixe Wills’ whistle stop tour of Britain’s railway request stops – the stations where trains will only come to a halt if you hail them – from the far west of Cornwall to the far north of Scotland. Based on his bestselling book Tiny Stations, which was made into the popular Channel 4 series Paul Merton’s Secret Stations, Dixe explores the half-abandoned stops that afford a fascinating glimpse of a Britain that has all but disappeared.
The talk includes the chilling tale of an encounter near Scotland’s remotest station in which a bizarre situation spiralled so completely out of control that he seriously wondered whether he would ever see the light of day again. Dixe is the author of ten non-fiction books, many of which are genre-bending travel works, including Tiny Islands, Tiny Histories and At Night. He also writes travel articles for The Guardian and a host of other newspapers and national publications.