Escape to France is a detailed account of travels across the entire French railway network, made by the author during the years 1996 to 2003. Written in the form of a diary, the book demonstrates a great depth of knowledge of railways and locomotives, and thus amply represents Dunton’s lifetime of enthusiastic study. It is authoritative and comprehensive with a relaxed style that embraces Dunton’s wry sense of humour. It is lavishly illustrated throughout with his own beautiful, colour photographs. Anyone with an interest in railways and their operation will surely want to read this important historical record.
Dunton, David: Escape to France - Travels on the SNCF, 1996-2003. Jazz-Fusion Books (Feb 2019) 226 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9926573-8-3.