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The Orient Express, the Golden Arrow of Kuala and the Trans-Siberian Express; are just some of the trains steaming through Paul Theroux's epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and Asia.

From London across Europe through India and Asia, this was a trip of discovery made in the mid-seventies, a time before the West had embraced the places, peoples, food, faiths and cultures of the East.  To visit the lands of The Great Railway Bazaar is an encounter with all that is truly foreign and exotic.

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  • Paperback


    August 29, 2011

    Penguin Press

    372 pages

    RRP $12.99

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Also by Paul Theroux

Figures in a Landscape
Mother Land
Deep South
Deep South
Mr Bones
The Last Train To Zona Verde
The Lower River
The Tao Of Travel
Millroy The Magician
Saint Jack
The Consul's File
Fresh-Air Fiend
Sir Vidia's Shadow
A Dead Hand
Ghost Train To The Eastern Star
The Great Railway Bazaar
Dark Star Safari
The Old Patagonian Express
The Pillars Of Hercules
The Happy Isles Of Oceania
The Kingdom By The Sea
The Mosquito Coast


Down Under
The Fatal Shore
The Art Of Travel
Far and Away
Without Reservations
Long Road from Jarrow
The Marches
Africa Solo
A Sky Full of Birds
Neither Nowt Nor Summat
What Days Are For
Too Much Information
Four Fields
Visit Sunny Chernobyl
The Voyages of the Princess Matilda
Walking the Amazon
The Horseman's Word
In Shackleton's Footsteps
Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans