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    Description"The Great Railway Bazaar" is Paul Theroux's account of his epic journey by rail through Asia. Filled with evocative names of legendary train routes - the Direct-Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Delhi Mail from Jaipur, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Hikari Super Express to Kyoto and the Trans-Siberian Express - it describes the many places, cultures, sights and sounds he experienced and the fascinating people he met. Here he overhears snippets of chat and occasional monologues, and is drawn into conversation with fellow passengers, from Molesworth, a British theatrical agent, and Sadik, a shabby Turkish tycoon, while avoiding the forceful approaches of pimps and drug dealers. This wonderfully entertaining travelogue pays loving tribute to the romantic joys of railways and train travel.

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    The Great Railway Bazaar
    By Train Through Asia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Theroux, Foreword by Paul Theroux
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 292 g
    ISBN 13: 9780141189147
    ISBN 10: 0141189142

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1F
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPL
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23650
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Libri: ENGM5430
    BISAC V2.8: TRV003000, TRV015000
    BIC subject category V2: 1F
    DC22: 915.04427
    BISAC V2.8: TRV023000
    Libri: ASIE5074
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJPL
    Thema V1.0: WTL
    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    27 March 2008
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    Author Information
    Paul Theroux was born and educated in the United States. His many books include Picture Palace, which won the 1978 Whitbread Literary Award; The Mosquito Coast, which was also made into a feature film; Riding the Iron Rooster, which won the 1988 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award; The Pillars of Hercules, shortlisted for the 1996 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award; My Other Life: A Novel, Kowloon Tong, Sir Vidia's Shadow, Fresh-air Fiend and Hotel Honolulu. Most of his books are published by Penguin. Paul Theroux lives in the United States, but he continues to travel widely.