After eight years of struggle by engineers the world's first passenger line, the Liverpool - Manchester Railway, was opened. Watching the ceremony William Huskisson was killed when he accidentally stepped out in front of Stephenson's Rocket. As the opening descended into gruesome farce, this accident proved how breathtaking but dangerous trains could be.
ERROR WORLD, THE: AN AFFAIR WITH STAMPS
A funny and revealing memoir about the flawed nature of the universe - by way of a mid-life male obsession, tiny expensive bits of paper and love.