Around the World in 80 Trains

In 2010 Monisha Rajesh left London for India and travelled the length and breadth of the country via Indian Railways to write her first book, Around India in 80 Trains. Now she returns to the railways, travelling 45,000 miles Around the World in 80 Trains.

Winner of the National Geographic Traveller Book of the Year in 2020 and Shortlisted for the Stanford Dolman Award, Around the World in 80 Trains is published by Bloomsbury and is available in all bookshops. If you would like a signed and dedicated issue as a Christmas present – or for yourself – do order one from Queen’s Park Books and Monisha can pop in to sign it for you. 

 “What makes the book is Rajesh’s wit and willingness to try everything. She arrived at St Pancras, on time, tired and triumphant. Her riveting account leaves us feeling the same.” – The Times

“Delightful. Rajesh is not only blessed with an elegant style, but is witty and ever ready for a bit of self-deprecation.” – The Spectator

Praise for Around the World in 80 Trains