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Tales from the Fast Trains

Europe at 186MPH

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Price: £8.99

Dimensions: 129x198

Number of pages: 320

ISBN: 9781849531511

Publication Date: 4th July 2011

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Synopsis

Tired of airport security queues, delays and all those extra taxes and charges, Tom Chesshyre embarks on a series of high-speed adventures across the Continent on its fast trains instead.He discovers the hidden delights of mysterious Luxembourg, super-trendy Rotterdam, much-maligned Frankfurt and lovely lakeside Lausanne, via a pop concert in Lille.

It’s 186 mph all the way – well, apart from a
power cut in the Channel Tunnel on the way to
Antwerp. What fun can you have at the ends
of the lines? Jump on board and fi nd out...

It’s 186 mph all the way – well, apart from a power cut in the Channel Tunnel on the way to Antwerp. What fun can you have at the ends of the lines? Jump on board and find out...

 

 

‘If you’ve “done” Paris and Bruges and are wondering, “Where next?”, then this may be a quiet revelation’

Andrew Marr

 

‘splendid twenty-first-century railway adventure. At last, this IS the age of the train’

Simon Calder

 

‘compulsory reading’  

Mark Smith, THE MAN IN SEAT 61

 

‘Great fun, and an exhilarating read’

 Sara Wheeler

Reviews

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Wanderlust magazine, August/September 2011

‘Tom Chesshyre’s passion for trains – especially fast ones – takes him and his wife to no less than 13 weekend breaks in cities in seven countries... he’s making a...

Condé Nast Traveller, July 2011

‘Anyone who has felt their heart sink into their boots on seeing a long queue at Heathrow or cringed at the crassness of budget airlines will understand Tom Chesshyre’s motives...

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Featured in The Times 2nd July 2011 and serialised on thetimes.co.uk.

Featured on BBC Radio 4’s Excess Baggage 10th December 2011.

St Christopher’s Beds & Bars: Live Your Life E-zine: August 2011 issue

‘It’s so good... Tales from the Fast Trains is one man’s account of a lifestyle change brought about by a lack of love for airport security, hidden airline charges and...

Trainsonthebrain.com, 26th August 2011

‘a rare and welcome delight... such an original and compelling premise... It’s all conveyed at a leisurely pace – no rigorous ticking off of guidebook sights – with a tangible...

The Good Book Guide, September 2011

‘Speeding round Europe, he [Chesshyre] heads for those destinations that happen to be most quickly accessible by rail... to such places as Dijon, Frankfurt, Rotterdam, Luxembourg and Antwerp in double...

The Times, 24th September 2011

‘His eye for noteworthy detail and mild appetite for touristic adventure is affably engaging.’ 

SharingTravelExperiences.com, 6th September 2011

‘I was excited to receive a copy of Tom Chesshyre’s Tales from the Fast Trains – with such a fun cover...  It was an interesting read for me, having been...

Prima, November 2011

‘Make a note to buy this... If you’re tired of the endless delays and extra costs at airports, this book will inspire you to hop on a train. Discover hidden...

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