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On and off the rails from Milan to Palermo.

Author: Tim Parks
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Tim Parks brings us a fresh portrait of Italy today through a wry account of its train system. Whether describing his daily commute from Milan to Verona, his regular trips to Florence and Rome, or his occasional sojourns to Naples and Sicily, Parks uses his 30 years of amusing and maddening experiences on Italian trains to reveal what he calls the 'charmingly irritating dystopian paradise' of Italy.
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Named Person: Tim Parks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Parks
ISBN: 9781846557743 1846557747
OCLC Number: 879349087
Awards: Long-listed for Dolman Best Travel Book of the Year Award 2014.
Description: 320 pages : maps ; 23 cm

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Brings us a fresh portrait of Italy today through a wry account of his train journeys around the country. Through memorable encounters with ordinary Italians - conductors and ticket collectors,  Read more...

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"All Italy is here, its history, its character, its flaws" Sunday Times "A treat equivalent to a ride on the Orient Express" Wall Street Journal "Like the best train journeys, you don't want it to Read more...

 
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