Trains and lovers / Alexander McCall Smith.

By: McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2013]Copyright date: ©2012Edition: First United States editionDescription: 239 pages ; 19 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780307908544 :; 0307908542 :Subject(s): Railroad travel -- Fiction | Strangers -- FictionGenre/Form: Humorous fiction. | Love stories.DDC classification: 823/.914 LOC classification: PR6063.C326 | T73 2013Summary: In the words of Alexander McCall Smith: 'You feel the rocking of the train, you hear the sound of its wheels on the rails; you are in the world rather than suspended somewhere above it. And sometimes there are conversations to be had, which is what the overarching story in this collection is all about. It is a simple device: people brought together entertain one another with tales of what happened to them on trains. It takes place on a journey I frequently make myself and know well, the journey between Edinburgh and London. It is best read on a train, preferably that one.'Summary: As they travel by rail from Edinburgh to London, four strangers entertain one another with tales of how trains have changed their lives.
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In the words of Alexander McCall Smith: 'You feel the rocking of the train, you hear the sound of its wheels on the rails; you are in the world rather than suspended somewhere above it. And sometimes there are conversations to be had, which is what the overarching story in this collection is all about. It is a simple device: people brought together entertain one another with tales of what happened to them on trains. It takes place on a journey I frequently make myself and know well, the journey between Edinburgh and London. It is best read on a train, preferably that one.'

As they travel by rail from Edinburgh to London, four strangers entertain one another with tales of how trains have changed their lives.

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