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Slow Train to Switzerland

by Diccon Bewes

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A bestseller in Europe and the United Kingdom, Slow Train to Switzerland is now in a new paperback edition!
Diccon Bewes, author of the immensely popular Swiss Watching, follows Thomas Cook's groundbreaking tour from England to the Swiss Alps. Bewes uses traveler Jemima Morell's diary from 1863 to retrace the trip and explore the revolutionary affect the journey had on both Britain and Switzerland.
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, 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.

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Publisher: Quercus

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  • Release date: November 7, 2013

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  • ISBN: 9781473644915
  • Release date: November 7, 2013

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  • ISBN: 9781473644915
  • File size: 12623 KB
  • Release date: November 7, 2013

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Travel Nonfiction

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A bestseller in Europe and the United Kingdom, Slow Train to Switzerland is now in a new paperback edition!
Diccon Bewes, author of the immensely popular Swiss Watching, follows Thomas Cook's groundbreaking tour from England to the Swiss Alps. Bewes uses traveler Jemima Morell's diary from 1863 to retrace the trip and explore the revolutionary affect the journey had on both Britain and Switzerland.
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, 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.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Quercus

    Kindle Book
    Release date: November 7, 2013

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781473644915
    Release date: November 7, 2013

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781473644915
    File size: 12623 KB
    Release date: November 7, 2013

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
  • Languages
    English