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Italian ways : on and off the rails from Milan to Palermo

Author: Tim Parks
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An Italian travelogue describes the trains that traverse the country, from the architecture of old train stations to the new high-speed railways, and portrays the author's memorable encounters along the way, exploring how trains helped build Italy and how their development Italians' sense of themselves.
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Named Person: Tim Parks; Tim Parks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Parks
ISBN: 9780393239324 0393239322 1846557747 9781846557743
OCLC Number: 836748340
Awards: Long-listed for Dolman Best Travel Book of the Year Award 2014.
Description: xv, 261 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Contents: The train of the living dead --
Verona/Milano --
Milano/Verona --
First class, high speed --
Verona/Milano --
Milano/Firenze --
To the end of the land --
Milano/Roma/Palermo --
Crotone/Taranto/lecce --
Lecce/Otranto.
Responsibility: Tim Parks.
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"[S]o inviting you might find yourself tempted to give the experience a whirl and ride the Italian trains yourself, book in hand." -- Liesl Schillinger "This mix of piercing social observation and Read more...

 
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