Trains and Lovers: A Novel

by Alexander McCall Smith | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0307908542 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ukcanaus of Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on 1/19/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by ukcanaus from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Monday, January 19, 2015

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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.

Journal Entry 2 by ukcanaus at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Saturday, March 12, 2016

Released 4 yrs ago (3/12/2016 UTC) at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia

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Sent as a RABCK today to another AMcS fan. Hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 3 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, June 10, 2016
It's been some time since I read McCall Smith - thus the time is probably due! You spoil me my dear.

Journal Entry 4 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Thursday, August 04, 2016
What a lovely read! It was great to pick up something quick, in between my heavier reads. Touching stories told to complete strangers on a train; about trust, believing in human beings, and most of all about love. Lost love, found love, love you can never have...

I loved the story from the outbacks, somewhere I've never been. Hopefully next time I go to Australia, I will have plenty of time to rummage around the outbacks!

Thank you, once more, for sharing this little gem with me.

Journal Entry 5 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Monday, September 05, 2016

Released 4 yrs ago (8/31/2016 UTC) at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway

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I hope you enjoy both this book, and all the others which will come your way!

Journal Entry 6 by KaleLewin at Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 09, 2016
Recieved as a prize for international RABCK sweepstakes, many thanks

Journal Entry 7 by KaleLewin at Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 25, 2016
I didn't know what to expect from his book. Typically I don't like love stories but this wasn't a usual love story. You hear from four people and are left wanting more.


Given to my mum to read

Journal Entry 8 by KaleLewin at — Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 09, 2016

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Sent for nataliec7's already been bookcrossed VBB.

Journal Entry 9 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Saturday, November 12, 2016
Thank you! I'm sure that I'll enjoy this as I have all the other books by him that I've read. As my TBR pile is massive it may take me a while to get to it.
Thanks too for the Christmas cards, both the one to me and the blank ones for me to send.

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