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The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia Paperback – 31 Dec 1995

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New edition edition (31 Dec. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014024980X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140249804
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,317,374 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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One of the most entertaining books I have read in a long while . . . Superb comic detail (Angus Wilson Observer)

He has done our travelling for us brilliantly (William Golding) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Paul Theroux decided to board every train that chugged into view, ‘from Victoria Station to Tokyo Central; to take the branch line to Simla, the spur through the Khyber Pass and the chord line that links Indian Railways with those of Ceylon; the Mandalay Express, the Malaysian Golden Arrow, the locals in Vietnam and the trains with bewitching names, the Orient Express, the North Star, the Trans-Siberian.’ The result is the story of an adventure fuelled by the romance of the railways. ‘In the fine old tradition of purposeless travel for fun and adventure . . . compulsive reading’ Graham Green ‘More than a rich and original entertainment. His people, places and asides will stay a long time jostling in the mind of the reader’ V. S. Pritchett ‘One of the most entertaining books I have read’ Angus Wilson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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