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8:55 to Baghdad : From London to Iraq on the Trail of Agatha Christie (Paperback)

Author: Eames, Andrew

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An absorbing contemporary journey which reveals the secret life of the world's most widely read author.
Andrew Eames, an adventurous, insightful and sympathetic observer, sets out to travel from London to Baghdad by train, following the route of the old Orient Express and an identical journey made by Agatha Christie in 1928. Agatha's journey was to change her life completely, and led to her spending thirty seasons on archaeological digs in the deserts of Syria and Iraq. Eames's own journey reveals fascinating details of this little known but exotic chapter in the life of the world's most widely read author.
The journey from London to Baghdad by train today is actually far harder than it was in Agatha's day. Many of the countries Eames passes through, from the Balkans to the Middle East, have been deeply troubled in recent years. Eventually he arrives at the Iraqi border at the same time as the UN weapons inspectors. As the book approaches its final destination the shadow of war looms increasingly large.
A compelling read, merging literary biography with travel adventure, The 8:55 to Baghdad is the journey of a lifetime.


Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9781585678020
SKU 202161800
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1585678023
Release Date 5/2/2006
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0403
Publisher Overlook Press
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