Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

Acclaimed novelist Paul Theroux is equally famous for his travel writing. In his latest eloquent and entertaining account of a journey, he retraces the tracks of the vast excursion he described in The Great Railway Bazaar more than thirty years ago, and marks the changes in sites and seer. Now in paperback. Read Our Review

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