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In one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on 25 one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through 700 years of French history.
This book takes you around mountains, along valleys, over hills and into cities. It reveals the world's history, exploring the progress of civilizations and following the tracks of historical figures along the way.
Truly a colourful and exciting enterprise with vignettes of revealing social history; this book captures all the colour, beauty, excitement and fervour that journeying across this historic continent can muster.
Journalists Iain Finlay and Trish Clark set out to travel 21,000 kilometres from Singapore to Venice. Their route covers territory along which ancient Silk Road trails have wound their way over the past 2,000 years.
Andrew Martin recreates five of these famous train journeys by travelling aboard their nearest modern-day equivalents. As Martin explains how we got from there to here, evocations of the golden age contrast with the starker modern reality.
Andrew Eames sets out to travel from London to Baghdad by train, following the route of the old Orient Express. It is the identical journey made by Agatha Christie in 1928, a journey which was to change her life completely.
This new edition of a classic anthology takes us through the tremendous achievement of the railway’s construction across harsh, unsettled lands through the earliest journeys of Western travellers and the trains on which they travelled.
From stalwart little locomotives of topographic necessity, Britain's narrow-gauge steam trains run on tracks a world apart from its regimented mainlines. In this book, Chris Arnot sets out to discover their stories.
Whether you're on the Orient Express or traversing some of the wildest countrysides in Britain, train travel affords a vision of the world like no other. Here is a carefully chosen, selection of train journeys with character and a real sense of histo...
The railway route from London to Paris has always been both historic and romantic. This new book logs every mile of both London-Paris routes in forensic detail. It is a fascinating guide as you whiz through the landscape on the train.
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