- Gebundene Ausgabe: 320 Seiten
- Verlag: Nicholas Brealey Publishing (24. Oktober 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1857886097
- ISBN-13: 978-1857886092
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 16,5 x 2,5 x 24,1 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 292.214 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Slow Train to Switzerland: One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years and a World of Change Apart (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 24. Oktober 2013
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Slow Train to Switzerland is the fascinating account of two kinds of trips from London to Lucerne. It's a revealing look at the early days of tourism, when going abroad meant 18 hour days and wearing the same clothes for weeks. It's also the story of how a nostalgic tour surprised an expat author, revealing a Switzerland very different from the present - and a stunning and unexpected personal connection with the past.”Heimberger’s European Traveler
"A unique account of travel in the Swiss Alps, then and now. An entertaining read for lovers of history and travel.”Library Journal
"Bewes' account pays off in a remarkable story and an unexpected ending.”Virtuoso Life magazine
A delightful book Slow Train to Switzerland is informative, fun, and immensely readable. If you're interested in Switzerland, tourism, or adventures by plucky tourists from Victorian England (or even if you simply enjoy a good read), you're bound to like the book.”Europe for Visitors.com
"Bewes has become something of an expert on the Swiss. His first book, Swiss Watching lifted the lid on a country everybody knows of but knows little about. In his latest book, Slow Train to Switzerland he follows in the footsteps of Miss Jemima Morrell, a customer on Thomas Cook's first guided tour in 1863, and discovers how this plucky Victorian woman helped shape the face of modern tourism and Switzerland itself."Wanderlust
"Fascinating. Charming. Bewes breezy prose makes him a pleasant travelling companion."Spectator
"Fans of Bill Bryson will find him a kindred spirit."The Lady
"A brilliant book. There is a strong story to tell of the burgeoning country that Switzerland was in the 1860s, and the utmost change the travel industry effected on the land. The differences and similarities between the two excursions make this time capsule well worth opening, the contrast well worth making, and this author probably the best to do so.' Bookbag
"This book gives an excellent history of our favorite country, not the usual battle of this or war of that, but at the much more personal level of the common people's everyday lives. Even those of us who think we know a lot about Switzerland will learn something new, and gain that knowledge in a very readable and entertaining way. If you enjoyed Swiss Watching then you'll need to get a copy of this book by the same author. Highly recommended."Swiss Express magazine
"Very enjoyable. Bewes is a charming guide [and] has a keen sense of how tourism transformed Switzerland into the Cinderella of Europe. It's a good subject for a book and Bewes does it full justice."Geographical Magazine
This is the 'fascinating and charming' (Spectator) account of two trips, one glimpsing the future of travel, one revisiting its past. It is the story of a tour that changed both Switzerland and the world of travel forever. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Taschenbuch.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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railroads, hotels, mountain adventures, personalities. The author's descriptions of Switzerland today were invaluable and informative, even to someone who has been there as a tourist over the last 20 years. Now that I have finished the book---I am ready to go again! Read the book from the library, and then ordered the book from Amazon because I knew I would want to refer to the book again and again.
I think anyone who has traveled, or is thinking of traveling, to Switzerland would enjoy this book. And it makes great airplane reading on the long journey to get there.