Items related to Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure

Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure

3.88 avg rating
( 2,129 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781408869772: Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn't long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles - almost twice the circumference of the earth - coasting along the world's most remarkable railways; from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Packing up her rucksack - and her fiancé, Jem - Monisha embarks on an unforgettable adventure that will take her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The ensuing journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views.

From the author of Around India in 80 Trains comes another witty and irreverent look at the world and a celebration of the glory of train travel. Rajesh offers a wonderfully vivid account of life, history and culture in a book that will make you laugh out loud - and reflect on what it means to be a global citizen - as you whirl around the world in its pages.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

What makes the book is [Rajesh's] wit, astute observations and willingness to try everything ... She arrived at St Pancras, on time, tired and triumphant. Her riveting account of the odyssey leaves us feeling the same (The Times)

As Monisha Rajesh triumphantly demonstrates in Around the World in 80 Trains, there's life yet in both the trip and the telling (Daily Telegraph)

Delightful ... Rajesh is not only blessed with an elegant style, but is witty and ever ready for a bit of self-deprecation (Spectator)

Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride (Michael Palin)

Rajesh [is] a rare rising star of the genre . She has a simple and easy style, she sees everything and listens to everyone, she's funny when she wants to be and serious when she needs to be, and she keeps the whole thing barrelling along like a wonderful dinner party conversation (Marcus Berkmann Daily Mail)

A relentlessly curious and wonderfully descriptive writer . [Rajesh] offers us a never-ending series of Theroux-esque, quirky anecdotes . Remarkably engaging . If you fancy learning about global travel in the relative slow lane, try boarding this carriage and staring out the window - here you can view the world through Rajesh's eyes, as she takes us on a lazy, time-bending meander in search of authenticity and humanity (Geographical)

An epic journey . When I say that I felt almost physically tired at the end of this book, I mean it as a compliment, a testament to its vivid evocations (Country Life)

A triumph: a rollicking account, full of memorable encounters and laced with wit . Rajesh is an elegant stylist with a winning line in self-depreciation; hers is a delightful book (The Week)

This is travel-writing entirely at home in the 21st century, penned by a travel writer entirely comfortable in her own skin, and unashamedly enthused by the thrill of setting out to meet new people and to see new places (Asian Review of Books)

A wonderfully wry and witty debut. Crackles and sparks with life like an exploding box of Diwali fireworks (Praise for Around India in 80 Trains, William Dalrymple)

Book Description:

'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael Palin

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781408869758: Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1408869756 ISBN 13: 9781408869758
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019
Hardcover

9781526614520: Around the World in 80 Trains

Blooms..., 2019
Softcover

9781526625342: Around The World In 80 Trains

Blooms...
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Monisha Rajesh
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2020)
ISBN 10: 1408869772 ISBN 13: 9781408869772
New Paperback Quantity: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. WINNER OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL BOOKSHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael PalinFrom the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Around the World in 80 Trains is a celebration of the glory of train travel and a witty and irreverent look at the world. Packing up her rucksack - and her fiance, Jem - Monisha Rajesh embarks on an unforgettable adventure that takes her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views. Seller Inventory # AA79781408869772

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Rajesh, Monisha
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing (2020)
ISBN 10: 1408869772 ISBN 13: 9781408869772
New Softcover Quantity: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 35754522-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Monisha Rajesh
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2020)
ISBN 10: 1408869772 ISBN 13: 9781408869772
New PAP Quantity: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FV-9781408869772

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

4.

Monisha Rajesh
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London (2020)
ISBN 10: 1408869772 ISBN 13: 9781408869772
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. WINNER OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL BOOK SHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael Palin From the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Around the World in 80 Trains is a celebration of the glory of train travel and a witty and irreverent look at the world. Packing up her rucksack - and her fiance, Jem - Monisha Rajesh embarks on an unforgettable adventure that takes her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9781408869772

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Monisha Rajesh
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2020)
ISBN 10: 1408869772 ISBN 13: 9781408869772
New Paperback Quantity: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. WINNER OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL BOOKSHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael PalinFrom the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Around the World in 80 Trains is a celebration of the glory of train travel and a witty and irreverent look at the world. Packing up her rucksack - and her fiance, Jem - Monisha Rajesh embarks on an unforgettable adventure that takes her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views. Seller Inventory # FOY9781408869772

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.33
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Monisha Rajesh
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) 2020-01-23, London (2020)
ISBN 10: 1408869772 ISBN 13: 9781408869772
New paperback Quantity: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description paperback. Condition: New. Language: ENG. Seller Inventory # 9781408869772

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.75
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Rajesh, Monisha
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing (2020)
ISBN 10: 1408869772 ISBN 13: 9781408869772
New Softcover Quantity: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(Hounslow, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. pp. 336. Seller Inventory # 385734876

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Rajesh, Monisha
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing (2020)
ISBN 10: 1408869772 ISBN 13: 9781408869772
New Softcover Quantity: > 20
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ria9781408869772_new

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

9.

Rajesh, Monisha
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing (2020)
ISBN 10: 1408869772 ISBN 13: 9781408869772
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
My Books Store
(Tallahassee, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Book is in NEW condition. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Fast Customer Service!!. Seller Inventory # MBSN1408869772

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.87
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Rajesh Monisha
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing (2020)
ISBN 10: 1408869772 ISBN 13: 9781408869772
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1408869772

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book