The Thomas the Tank Engine Man Hardback

The Life of Reverend W Awdry

by Brian Sibley;


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The Thomas the Tank Engine Man

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The Reverend W Awdry was a devoted pastor and family man, who adored trains.

He started to tell stories about Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, in order to entertain his son Christopher. Those stories have gone on to entertain generations of children around the world. Awdry was a man of courage, who believed that you should live by certain rules. He built his imaginary world on the island of Sodor on these rules, and showed how those who transgressed them would always be 'punished, but never scrapped', as he said.

A convinced pacifist, he was thrown out of one curacy and denied another during the Second World War, because of his beliefs. Never afraid to fight for what he thought was right, he argued with his publishers and his illustrators, demanding the best for his favourite creations - the trains and their friends.

The Thomas the Tank Engine Man by Brian Sibley was published by Lion Hudson Plc in May 2015 and is our 14589th best seller. The ISBN for The Thomas the Tank Engine Man is 9780745970271.

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Page last updated 21st December 2014
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherLion Hudson Plc (May 2015)
Weight803g
Number of Pages356
Thickness30 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780745970271
ISBN-100745970273
Product Code4318540
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