Beyond the Blue Horizon: On the Track of Imperial Airways

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9780140100655: Beyond the Blue Horizon: On the Track of Imperial Airways

In Beyond The Blue Horizon Alexander Frater reveals and relives the romance and breathtaking excitement of the legendary Imperial Airways Eastbound Empire service – the world’s longest and most adventurous scheduled air route. Written with an infectious passion, this is an extraordinarily original and genre-defining piece of travel writing by one of our most highly respected travel correspondents.

‘Whether being mown down by stampeding Baghdad-bound passengers in Cairo airport, or battling with Indian Airline staff (and failing) to reconfirm six vital going-on flights from Delhi, or being lured unwittingly into a souvenir shop selling pornographic wood carvings in Lombok, or hitting tropical cyclones Ferdinand in a 748 en route from Sumba to Bali, Frater rises above it all with humour, style and a wonderfully sharp eye’ Evening Standard

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"'Highly entertaining reading. Frater introduces some marvellous characters... and absurd incidents that had me laughing out loud. If, like me, you find air travel irresistibly exciting, you'll have great difficulty putting this down' TIME OUT 'Whether being mown down by stampeding Baghdad-bound passengers in Cairo airport, or battling with Indian Airline staff (and failing) to reconfirm six vital going-on flights from Delhi, or being lured unwittingly into a souvenir shop selling pornographic wood carvings in Lombok, or hitting tropical cyclones Ferdinand in a 748 en route from Sumba to Bali, Frater rises above it all with humour, style and a wonderfully sharp eye' Evening Standard"

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‘Highly entertaining reading. Frater introduces some marvellous characters . . . and absurd incidents that had me laughing out loud. If, like me, you find air travel irresistibly exciting, you’ll have great difficulty putting this down’ TIME OUT

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