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Authors from Graham Greene to Agatha Christie have used night trains to tell tales of romance, intrigue and decadence, and early British travellers on the Orient Express were advised to carry a revolver as well as a teapot!
Andrew Martin relives this golden age of the great European sleeper trains, and uncovers modern instances of European unity – and otherwise – as he traverses the continent during ‘interesting times’, and experiences his own smaller dramas as he fails to find crucial connecting stations, ponders the mystery of the compartment dog and becomes embroiled in his very own night train whodunit.
‘Wonderfully well-informed, anecdotal prose punches more than just tickets’ The Times
Andrew Martin qualified as a barrister. Since winning The Spectator Young Writer of the Year Award 1988, he has written nine historical thrillers featuring the Edwardian railwayman, Jim Stringer. His non-fiction includes Underground, Overground and Belles & Whistles.
He’s written two episodes of Radio 4’s Baldi. He contributes to, among other publications, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Guardian and New Statesman.
This evening’s events are sponsored by Paula Kaplan
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