The 8:55 to Baghdad

by Andrew Eames | Travel |
ISBN: 1585678023 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingeponine38wing of Winchester, Massachusetts USA on 4/16/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingeponine38wing from Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Pretty good attempt to replicate Agatha's travels via the Orient Express and associated trains. The political and military situation at the time of Eames' voyage adds poignancy and makes one realize just how much has been lost forever.

With her marriage to her first husband, Archie Christie, over, she decided to take a much needed holiday; the Caribbean had been her intended destination, but a conversation at a dinner party with a couple who had just returned from Iraq changed her mind. Five days later she was off on a completely different trajectory. Merging literary biography with travel adventure, and ancient history with contemporary world events, Andrew Eames tells a riveting tale and reveals fascinating and little-knowndetails en route in this exotic chapter in the life of Agatha Christie. His own trip from London to Baghdad--a journey much more difficult to make in 2002 with the political unrest in the Middle East and the war in Iraq, than it was in 1928--becomes ineluctably intertwined with Agatha's, and the people he meets could have stepped out of a mystery novel. Fans of Agatha Christie will delight in Eames' description of the places and events that appeared in andinfluenced her fiction--and armchair travelers will thrill in the exotica of the journey itself.

Journal Entry 2 by wingeponine38wing at Strasbourg, Alsace France on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (4/16/2019 UTC) at Strasbourg, Alsace France


On Tamsine's wishlist. Bringing to the meetup in hopes that someone will be willing to pass it along!

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Journal Entry 3 by wingIndy2012wing at Strasbourg, Alsace France on Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Je joue au facteur.

Journal Entry 4 by Tamsine at Strasbourg, Alsace France on Wednesday, May 08, 2019
great ! a book that has been on my wish-list for years . thank you, Eponine and thank you, Indy ,for passing it along.

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