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The Resource Trains and lovers, Alexander McCall Smith

Trains and lovers, Alexander McCall Smith

Label
Trains and lovers
Title
Trains and lovers
Statement of responsibility
Alexander McCall Smith
Title variation
Trains & lovers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The rocking motion of the train as it speeds along, the sound of its wheels on the rails... There's something special about this form of travel that makes for easy conversation, which is just what happens to the four strangers who meet in Trains and Lovers. As they journey by rail from Edinburgh to London, the four travelers pass the time by sharing tales of trains that have changed their lives. A young, keen-eyed Scotsman recounts how he turned a friendship with a female coworker into a romance by spotting an anachronistic train in an eighteenth-century painting. An Australian woman shares how her parents fell in love and spent their life together running a railroad siding in the remote Australian Outback. A middle-aged American patron of the arts sees two young men saying goodbye in a train station and recalls his own youthful crush on another man. And a young Englishman describes how exiting his train at the wrong station allowed him to meet an intriguing woman whom he impulsively invited to dinner and into his life."--Amazon.com
Summary
Inspired by a love of trains and the nature of love, a series of intertwined romantic tales follows the experiences of four strangers traveling from Edinburgh to London who entertain each other with reminiscences about how trains have changed their lives
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10181734
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCall Smith, Alexander
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Strangers
  • Railroad travel
Target audience
adult
Label
Trains and lovers, Alexander McCall Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Polygon Books, 2012
Control code
000051579079
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st large print ed.
Extent
223 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804120951
Label
Trains and lovers, Alexander McCall Smith
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Polygon Books, 2012
Control code
000051579079
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st large print ed.
Extent
223 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804120951

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