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  - John_Vaughan - LibraryThing

One reviewer suggests that the reader would want to just pick up and go after reading Eric and Wanda Newby’s account of their ride through Russia on the Big Red Train. It certainly did not have that ... 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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