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Trains and Lovers

By Alexander McCall Smith, 1948-

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.
 
Here is Alexander McCall Smith at his most enchanting, exploring the nature of love—and trains—in a collection of romantic, intertwined stories.

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Publish Date

2013

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9780307908544


Format: Book
Author: McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Summary: As they travel by rail from Edinburgh to London, four strangers entertain one another with tales of how trains have changed their lives.
Title: Trains and lovers / Alexander McCall Smith.
Publisher Date: New York : Pantheon Books, [2013]
Subject: Railroad travel -- Fiction Strangers -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780307908544 0307908542
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 10
Call Number: F McCall Smith
Oclc: 812781095
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Bib Id: 435307

Format: Book
Author: McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
Summary: In the words of Alexander McCall Smith: 'You feel the rocking of the train, you hear the sound of its wheels on the rails; you are in the world rather than suspended somewhere above it. And sometimes there are conversations to be had, which is what the overarching story in this collection is all about. It is a simple device: people brought together entertain one another with tales of what happened to them on trains. It takes place on a journey I frequently make myself and know well, the journey between Edinburgh and London. It is best read on a train, preferably that one.'
Summary: As they travel by rail from Edinburgh to London, four strangers entertain one another with tales of how trains have changed their lives.
Title: Trains and lovers / Alexander McCall Smith.
Edition: First United States edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Pantheon Books, [2013]
Description: 239 pages ; 19 cm.
Subjects: Railroad travel -- Fiction
Subjects: Strangers -- Fiction
LCCN: 2012042073
ISBN: 9780307908544
ISBN: 0307908542
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: F McCall Smith