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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448128266
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 22

The Atmospheric Railway (Storycuts)


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A retired man makes a trip to London to visit his cousin and to investigate their shared family history.

Neville is captivated by the story of his distant aunt, a Victorian woman who set up a school for sickly children. But visiting the part of London where he grew up stirs up memories of his own childhood and personal history, causing him to re-assess his outlook in the present day.

Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Atmospheric Railway.

  • Pub date: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448128266
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 22

About the Author

Shena Mackay

Shena Mackay is the author of novellas, collections of short stories and several novels. Heligoland was shortlisted for the Orange Prize.

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