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Slow Train to Switzerland

One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years and a World of Change Apart
Classement des ventes 25dansSwiss interest
Livre de pocheLivre de poche
320 pages
Anglais
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In June 1863 an English lady set off by train on the trip of a lifetime: Thomas Cook's first Conducted Tour of Switzerland. A century and a half later, travel writer Diccon Bewes, author of the bestselling Swiss Watching, decided to go where she went and see what she saw. Guided by her diary, he followed the same route to discover how much had changed and how much hadn't. She went in search of adventure, he went in search of her,...plus
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RésuméIn June 1863 an English lady set off by train on the trip of a lifetime: Thomas Cook's first Conducted Tour of Switzerland. A century and a half later, travel writer Diccon Bewes, author of the bestselling Swiss Watching, decided to go where she went and see what she saw. Guided by her diary, he followed the same route to discover how much had changed and how much hadn't. She went in search of adventure, he went in search of her, and found far more than he expected. Slow Train to Switzerland is the captivating account of two trips through the Alps: hers glimpsing the future of travel, his revisiting its past. Together they make a journey to remember.This is a tale of trains and tourists, of the British and the Swiss, of a Victorian traveller and a modern-day Englishman abroad. It is the story of a tour that changed both Switzerland and the world of travel forever.
Texte supplémentaireA delightful accessible throw-away style which is both amusing and endearing.
Détails
ISBN/GTIN978-1-85788-651-1
Type de produitLivre de poche
Type de reliureLivre de poche
FormatLivre broché format B
Année de parution2016
Date de parution08.09.2016
Pages320 pages
LangueAnglais
DimensionsLargeur 128 mm, Hauteur 197 mm, Épaisseur 19 mm
Poids232 g
N° article22377554
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CatégorieSwiss interest

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PréfaceThe story of two trips, one glimpsing the future of travel, one revisiting its past. The tale of a tour that changed both Switzerland and the world of travel forever.
CritiqueLoquacious and genial. The Independent

Auteur

Diccon Bewes is a travel writer. A world trip set him up for a career in travel writing, via the scenic route of bookselling. After ten years at Lonely Planet and Holiday Which? Magazine, he decamped to Switzerland, where he managed the Stauffacher English Bookshop in Bern. In addition to grappling with German, re-learning to cross the road properly, and overcoming his desires to form an orderly line, he has spent years exploring Switzerland. Following the incredible success of Swiss Watching he is now a full time writer. See his website at www.dicconbewes.com

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