The big red train ride

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Penguin, 1980 - Travel - 267 pages
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User Review  - Steve38 - LibraryThing

A classic travel book but a disappointing one. Eric Newby has a good reputation but this is a lazy book. Large sections of it are culled from encylopaedias, atlases and other travellers. As with many ... Read full review

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User Review  - TadAD - LibraryThing

This is the story of Eric Newby's journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway—5900 miles from Moscow to Nakhodka taking 192 hours and covering seven time zones. That's 2500 miles longer than the longest U ... Read full review


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About the author (1980)

Newby was a sailor in the British Navy. He was captured and held in a POW camp in 1942. For nine years he worked in London's fashion industry. He is now the travel editor of The Observer.

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