Slow Trains to Venice: A Love Letter to Europe (Hardback)Tom Chesshyre (author)
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Do you love trains? Do you love adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice.
Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of the tracks. From France (dogged by rail worker strikes), through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland he goes, travelling as far east as Odessa by the Black Sea in Ukraine. With no set plans, simply a desire to let the trains lead the way, his trip takes him onwards via Hungary, the Balkans and Austria. Along the way he enjoys many an encounter, befriending fellow travellers as well as a conductor or two.
This is a love letter to Europe, written from the trackside.
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 222 x 144 mm
'He casually, and beautifully, bats away the earnestness of travel literature' * Caroline Eden, The Times Literary Supplement *
'There is something nostalgic about the clatter of wheels and sleeper trains... by the end, the reader will struggle to resist the urge to follow his lead.' * The Economist *
'Bristling with vitality, Chesshyre's new tome is a joyfully rudderless romp through Europe's railway system... It's a work of brilliant geekery, but for the most part it's a love letter to the continent, a Eurocentric work for our Brexit-beleaguered times' * National Geographic, Top Ten Travel Books for Summer 2019 *