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Finding Henry Applebee

Finding Henry Applebee

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: How far would you travel to change a regret?

  • ISBN: B07PG5WK61
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Eighty-five-year-old Henry Arthur Applebee has had a pretty good life. But one regret has haunted him for the last sixty-five years.

And so, on an ordinary December morning, he boards a train from London to Edinburgh. His goal is simple: to find the woman who disappeared from his life decades earlier. But Henry isn’t the only person on a mission. Also bound for Edinburgh is troubled teen, Ariel. And when the two strangers collide, what began as one humble journey will catapult them both into a whole new world…

Travel Guide

The joys  of Mr Applebee’s Journey from London to Edinburgh

We start at London’s King Cross and end up……going north to Edinburgh with a few flashbacks of journeys taken along the way…Blackpool in particular

Kings Cross station

“Exactly twenty three minutes from London, the first cow lumbered into sight. Ariel sank back into her seat. The long journey north had begun.”

Peterborough to York

The stretch of land that followed distinguished itself by half a dozen concrete towers belching great plumes of smoke into the sky.” There seems to be a lot of debris on the tracks along here unfortunately as well as engineers. Then at Doncaster there’s an unscheduled stop for a part for the train, and then more fields with debris on the tracks and animals dotted around.


There’s a strange looking train here that looks like a New York subway train. Ariel takes plenty pictures. There’s a good railway museum here if you’re a train fan.

Darlington station

“Ariel returned to her seat just as the Victorian station at Darlington slid gracefully into view. Broad and ornate, it was characterised by the magnificent cast-iron clock jutting outwards towards the platform wall.”


When they get off the train at Waverley Station, the real journeys begin…Travis seems keen to want to explore the tunnels underneath the city streets. Ariel is impressed at the castle “the esplanade rising Skyward out like asphalt carpet at the base fo Edinburgh Castle.”


Booktrail Boarding Pass: Finding Henry Applebee

Destination: London, Blackpool, Edinburgh  Author/Guide: Celia Reynolds Departure Time:  2000s

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