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The 8.55 to Baghdad

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Description for The 8.55 to Baghdad Paperback. Num Pages: 432 pages, Illustrations (chiefly col.), 1 map, col. ports. BIC Classification: 1FBQ; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 30. Weight in Grams: 294.
Travel journalist Andrew Eames was in the ancient Syrian city of Aleppo when he met an elderly lady who had known Agatha Christie. Fascinated by the exotic history of this quintessentially English crime writer, he decided to retrace the trip from London to Baghdad which she made in 1928 - a journey which was to change Agatha Christie completely and led to her other life as the wife of an archaeologist in the deserts of Syria and Iraq. Travelling from London to Baghdad by train on the eve of the Iraq war, through the troubled areas of the Balkans and ... Read more

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About Andrew Eames
Andrew Eames was born in 1958. His career in journalism started in south-east Asia, where he travelled and lived for two years. From there he returned to the UK to work first on specialist magazines and then in guide book publishing. Ten years ago he went freelance, and has been writing travel and general interest features mainly for national newspapers, ... Read more

Reviews for The 8.55 to Baghdad
If there ever was a lesson in how to construct a travel book, this is it. Eames has the acute eye and polished pen of an outstanding observer ... a splendid read
The Daily Telegraph
Two terrific subjects ... the surprisingly adventurous life of Agatha Christie and the major hotspots of current world politics
Daily Mail
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