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Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure by [Monisha Rajesh]

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“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

"Here, she boards the Eurostar from London’s St Pancras station to travel 45,000 miles on trains through Russia, China, Japan, Canada, the U.S., North Korea, and beyond." - National Geographic, "12 Travel Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down"

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

“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

“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

Rajesh's quick-fire writing is unflinchingly frank, with details packed in as tightly as passengers on Mumbai's commuter trains. A lively read” ―Praise for Around India in 80 Trains, Lonely Planet Magazine

“A great big lovely shambling train ride of a book, offering wonderful views, hilarious interludes, all sorts of dodgy characters and some very peculiar smells, all for the one ticket” ―
Praise for Around India in 80 Trains, Giles Coren, The Times

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About the Author

Monisha Rajesh is a British journalist whose writing has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Sunday Telegraph, in which she wrote a column about her journey around the world. Her first book, Around India in 80 Trains (2012), was named one of the Independent's best books on India. She lives in London with her husband and daughter.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07HXSRWST
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bloomsbury Publishing; 1st edition (January 24, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 24, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 12840 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 337 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Monisha Rajesh is an author and journalist whose writing has appeared in Time magazine, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph in which she wrote a monthly column about travelling the world by train. Her first book Around India in 80 Trains (2012) was named one of The Independent’s top ten books on India. Her second book, Around the World in 80 Trains (2019) won the National Geographic Travel Book of the year and was shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Award.

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I absolutely loved the book! I took me two days so finish it as I couldn’t put it down once I started. I also read Monisha’s first book - Around India in 80 trains - which I throughly enjoyed so I was very excited to read her second book.
I feel like this book encapsulates two of the things I love most in life: travelling and reading. I was always fascinated to find out more about other countries and cultures and this book gave me a window into some of the most amazing counties around the globe.
I like Monisha’s witty writing style, which gives the book a fun and laid back feel to it and differentiates it from the usual guide books and serious travel books.
I have recommended the book to many of my friends and when I finish it, I had a bitter sweet feeling - happy that I read it all, but sad that it was over.
I really hope she writes another one. I will no doubt be buying that one too 🙂
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