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Riding the iron rooster : by train through China

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is an account of a journey through all parts of China by train, with an epilogue in Tibet, by the author of The Great Railway Bazaar, The Road to Patagonia, Mosquito Coast, Picture Post, among others."--Publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0140112952 9780140112955
OCLC Number: 19067258
Notes: Originally published: London : Hamilton, 1988.
Awards: Winner of Thomas Cook Travel Book Award 1989
Description: 487 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: The train to Mongolia --
The inner Mongolian express to Datong: train number 24 --
Night train number 90 to Peking --
The Shanghai express --
The fast train to Canton --
Train number 324 to Hohhot and Lanzhou --
The iron rooster --
Train number 104 to Xian --
The express to Chengdu --
The halt at Emei Shan: train number 209 to Kunming --
The fast train to Guilin: number 80 --
The slow train to Changsha and Shaoshan 'Where the sun rises' --
The Peking express: train number 16 --
The international express to Harbin: train number 17 --
The slow train to Langxiang: number 295 --
The boat train to Dalian: number 92 --
On the 'Lake of heaven' to Yantai --
The slow train to Qingdao: number 508 --
The Shandong express to Shanghia: train number 234 --
The night train to Xiamen: number 375 --
The Qinghai local to Xining: number 275 --
The train to Tibet.
Responsibility: by Paul Theroux.

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Paul Theroux left Victoria Station in April thinking that taking eight trains across Europe, Eastern Europe, the USSR and Mongolia would be the easy way to get to the Chinese border. The reality, of  Read more...

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"[Theroux's] books have enriched the travel literature of this century...China, with its guard down, its buttons undone, and its fingers greasy, looks even more magical with a little of its mystery Read more...

 
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