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A second collection of enthralling accounts of the most spectacular train trips from around the world
Readers will be immersed in evocative accounts of the Desert Express from Windhoek in Namibia, the stupendous Chinese feat of civil engineering that pushed a railway across the permafrost to Lhasa in Tibet, the scenic Coast Starlight train from Seattle to L.A., and a stupendous 2,000-mile trip across India, from Gujarat's parched salt flats to the lush semitropics of Assam. Following on Last Call for the Dining Car, Michael Kerr has compiled a hugely engrossing second volume of armchair travel on trains around the world, from such authors as Gavin Bell, John Betjeman, Jenny Diski, Simon Heffer, Dervla Murphy, Nicholas Shakespeare, and Alexander McCall Smith.
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Michael Kerr is the travel editor of the Daily Telegraph and the editor of Bon Voyage and Last Call for the Dining Car.Review:
'Sublime...Michael Kerr has chosen some great writers, and they whisk you to the four corners of the earth. The romance and excitement of train travel is captured on each page. This is a treasure of travel writing.' - Patrick Neale The Bookseller 'An exceptionally well-chosen collection...the book itself amounts to a pleasurable journey...punctuated by pithy, profound anecdotal nuggets.' Time Out 'Another thoroughly entertaining collection...told with wit, lyricism and nostalgia' Good Book Guide 'A serendipitous collection for rainy nights, fuelling sleep with dreams of escape' The Scotsman
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Book Description Aurum Press Ltd, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. Seller Inventory # mon0000562354
Book Description Aurum, 2011. 1-82. Condition: New. 'Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown', wrote EM Forster, 'Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine'. This much-acclaimed collection of journeys from the pages of the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph celebrates the magic of the railway, whether simply travelling in Cornwall or (with difficulty) in Cuba; following famous routes such as the Trans-Mongolian or India's Maharajas' Express; or being propositioned by a stranger on a train. Seller Inventory # 295043
Book Description Aurum Press, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1845136683
Book Description Aurum Press Ltd. HC. Condition: New. Another feast for the armchair traveller with this endlessly enjoyable anthology of articles from the Telegraph. Contributors include John Betjeman, Nicholas Shakespeare, Dervla Murphy, Sandi Toksvig, Alexander McCall Smith and James May. You can di. Seller Inventory # Jul17-307 TR004B