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Ticket to Ride Around the World on 49 Unusual Train Journeys




Price: $24.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781849538268
Published: April 2016

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Tom Chesshyre has made it his mission to experience the world through train travel on both epic and everyday rail routes, aboard every type of train, from colonial steam locomotives to high-tech bullet trains. Join him on the rails and o' the beaten track as he takes us on a whistle-stop tour of some of the most exhilarating journeys around the globe, from Sri Lanka to Tehran and beyond. With his trademark wit and humour, Tom takes us on fascinating adventures through diverse landscapes and cultures and introduces us to an ever-changing cast of memorable characters, all of whom share a passion for train travel. Whether you're an armchair traveller, a daily commuter or a seasoned train adventurer, this platform-hopping odyssey will open your eyes to the joys of life on two rails. AUTHOR: Tom Chesshyre's train travels include an 11,000-mile jaunt around Europe for his book on the European high-speed train revolution, and thousands of miles more across the UK for his weekly hotel column in The Times. SELLING POINTS: Will appeal to fans of Paul Theroux's rail travelogues, and viewers of Michael Portillo's Great British Railway Journeys and Great Continental Railway Journeys. Author of Tales from the Fast Trains: Around Europe at 186mph (ISBN: 9781849531511), which has sold 8,000 copies, and To Hull and Back: On Holiday in Unsung Britain (ISBN: 978 1 84953 060 6), which has sold 5,000 copies to date. The British rail network is the ?fth most-used in the world and there are over 150 heritage lines in the UK alone, employing 23,000 volunteers. REVIEWS: "Trains, dry wit, more trains, evocative descriptions, more trains, fascinating people and more trains what is there not to like?'" - Christian Wolmar "Funny and illuminating from Crewe to Korea, 'Ticket to Ride' is a hugely entertaining account of the author's travels on the rails the world over chance encounters fly like sparks" - Sara Wheeler "Like mini-odysseys, Chesshyre's railway journeys are by turns gentle and awesome, and full of surprises" - John Gimlette

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781849538268
Published: April 2016

Number of pages: 320
Width: 129 mm
Height: 198 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

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