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Great Railway Journeys

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Tying in with a BBC2 series, this book comprises accounts of six international train adventures undertaken by well-known personalities. Chat-show host Clive Anderson travels from Hong Kong to Mongolia; ballerina Natalia Makarova from St Petersburg to Tashkent; anti-apartheid author Rian Malan from Cape Town to Bophutatswana; actor and former Monty Python man Michael Palin ...more
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Published October 14th 2000 by Penguin (first published August 1994)
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Hardeep
Aug 17, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Hmmmm- I dont know what it was about this book. I was expecting to enjoy it thoroughly considering that I normally enjoy travelogues...

So the setup is as follows: It is a BBC publishing book, based on a TV series whereby 5 or 6 people headed to their home countries (sort of...) and took railway journeys. I guess so much of the commentary was about the countries and little about the actual mode of transport. And some of the authors (de Teran) were sooooo negative, that it was annoying
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Benjamin
Jan 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
A collection of stories from a BBC travel show that never aired in Oregon. I found this book at Heathrow during my trip to Africa in 1997. I finally got around to reading it, and found it to be a nicely varied and entertaining group of stories, with the Russia one the most comforting and the South Africa story the most thought-provoking.
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