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An original Victorian travel journal, Annual holiday of 3 brothers in the 1870 s using a Bradshaw guidebook Quite an interesting look at early tourism through the eyes of one of its participants, who writes wittily Archaic phrases and allusions are well clarified by footnotes. An enjoyable travelogue from the 1870s through various bits of Britain The footnotes explaining contemporary terms and references are either useful or assume the audience have no knowledge of English idiom at all. dull .READ E-PUB ⚆ Three Men and a Bradshaw ♴ Wryly humorous and quintessentially British, Three Men and a Bradshaw collects the previously unpublished holiday journals of John Freeman, who travelled Britain with his brothers during the s Each year the trio would settle upon a destination, buy their tickets and set off armed, of course, with their trusty Bradshaw s Descriptive Railway Hand bookJohn s delightful records of their trips contain much that will resonate with the modern traveller, from the eccentricities of fellow passengers and locals to the tender mercies of the British climate At the same time they offer insights into the experiences particular to a Victorian tourist, and are full of valuable local history on everywhere from Devon and Jersey to Scotland and WalesBeautifully illustrated throughout with John s original drawings, this is a fascinating and uniquely personal historical artefact, as well as an enchanting and frequently hilarious evocation of a distant but still wholly recognisable Britain