‘Southern Medley’ is the latest book in the R C Riley series and this time features the Southern Region. Compiled by Southern expert Mike King, the 112 pages illustrate 141 black and white images most of which are seen in print for the very first time. Mike has taken several topics dividing the chosen views into different ‘themes’ starting with the obvious locomotives and moving on to trains, electric units of course, stations, signal boxes and his famed topic of rolling stock all of which he describes in detail using his expert knowledge. The photographs seen are made as large as possible so no detail is omitted whilst the printing on high quality art paper does true justice to a master of photography. Geographic coverage is from Kent through to Devon including London Termini, main lines, cross country, branches and even goods yard. In all a book that needs to be on the shelves of every Southern enthusiast and we suspect one that will find a place with others as well.