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Summary

In Night Trains, Andrew Martin attempts to relive the golden age of the great European sleeper trains by using their modern-day equivalents. This is no simple matter.

The night trains have fallen on hard times, and the services are disappearing. Whether the backdrop is three a.m. at a Turkish customs post, the sun rising over the Riviera or the constant twilight of a Norwegian summer night, Martin rediscovers the pleasures of a continent connected by rail. By tracing the history of the sleeper trains, he reveals much of the recent history of Europe.

Against this tumultuous backdrop, he experiences his own smaller dramas as he ponders the mystery of the compartment dog and becomes embroiled in his very own night train whodunit.

©2017 Andrew Martin (P)2017 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Everything I hoped for and more. A delight that I would recommend to anyone. Charming, nostalgic, witty and brilliantly observed.

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Very different and interesting

This was so different. not just the usual ‘people I met when I was travelling’ sort of book, but masses of interesting thoughts sparked from the actual journey as well as things that happened along the way. A real treat.

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taken on a great journey

I enjoyed this book in hard copy and even more on audible, his steady tone was almost poetic.

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Well researched and of great interest, however the narrator is far too monotone. Sounds like it’s being read from an autocue.

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Just wonderful

For any lover of travel and/or of trains. Both an historical delight and lament of the passing of so much of night sleeper network perhaps most embodied in the history Wagons-Lits.