The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux

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The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux’s classic and much-loved homage to train travel.

The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux’s classic and much-loved homage to train travel.

The Orient Express; The Khyber Pass Local; the Delhi Mail from Jaipur; the Golden Arrow of Kuala; the Trans-Siberian Express; these are just some of the trains steaming through Paul Theroux’s epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and Asia. This was a trip of discovery made in the mid-seventies, a time before the West had embraced the places, peoples, food, faiths and cultures of the East. For us now, as much as for Theroux then, to visit the lands of The Great Railway Bazaar is an encounter with all that is truly foreign and exotic – and with what we have since lost.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: 28/08/2008

ISBN: 9780141038841

Length: 384 Pages

Dimensions: 198mm x 23mm x 129mm

Weight: 266g

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You can find a review by Robert Towers for the New York times at the following link: http://movies2.nytimes.com/books/00/06/18/specials/theroux-bazaar.html

 

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