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Around the World in 80 Trains with Monisha Rajesh

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Step inside Bloomsbury Publishing as we take another witty and irreverent look at the world and celebrate the glory of train travel with acclaimed writer and intrepid adventurer Monisha Rajesh.

Travel writer Monisha Rajesh discusses her wonderfully vivid account of her 45,000 mile journey circumnavigating the globe along the world's most remarkable railways with fellow travel writer Miranda France at Bloomsbury Publishing on Thursday, February 28th. Witty and irreverent, Around the World in 80 Trains celebrates the glory of train travel while aptly reflecting on what it means to be a global citizen. Part of our ongoing event series in partnership with the London Library.

“Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride” – Michael Palin

Date: Thursday, February 28th
Timing: Doors open and drinks from 6pm. Monisha in conversation, followed by Q&A with audience members, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, WC1B 3DP
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road
Tickets: £20 for adults / £15 concessions and London Library members. Every ticket includes a copy of Around the World in 80 Trains by Monisha Rajesh (worth £20)

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Monisha Rajesh is a British journalist whose writing has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, the Guardian and the Sunday Telegraph, in which she wrote a column about her journey around the world. Her first book Around India in 80 Trains (2012) was named one of the Independent’s best books on India. Born in Norfolk and mostly raised in Yorkshire – with a brief stint in Madras – she currently lives in London with her husband and daughter.

Miranda France is a writer and translator. The author of two highly acclaimed travel books, Bad Times in Buenos Aires and Don Quixote's Delusions, she has won the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. She has translated Argentine writers including Alberto Manguel, Claudia Piñeiro and Liliana Heker and published two novels, That Summer at Hill Farm and The Day Before the Fire. She is a member of The London Library.

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Around the World in 80 Trains

When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn't long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles – almost twice the circumference of the earth – coasting along the world's most remarkable railways; from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Packing up her rucksack – and her fiancé, Jem – Monisha embarks on an unforgettable adventure that will take her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The ensuing journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views.

From the author of Around India in 80 Trains comes another witty and irreverent look at the world and a celebration of the glory of train travel. Monisha offers a wonderfully vivid account of life, history and culture in a book that will make you laugh out loud – and reflect on what it means to be a global citizen – as you whirl around the world in its pages.

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