“Brilliant…The beauty of Eleven Minutes Late is that it combines a sustained and very funny rant about the chaotic state of Britain’s privatised rail system with huge affection for the romance of the train.” – Brian Viner, The Independent.

“Engel’s elegiac tale with its gentle humour and acute insight rises far above the usual banalities and makes perfect reading on your train journey.” – The Oldie

“Sad and funny…Engel’s eye and ear for the absurd and improbable make him a marvellous journalist.” – Literary Review