Monisha Rajesh joins us on stage to share fascinating insights from her 45,000 mile adventure across the globe by train.
We're delighted to welcome Monisha to Kendal to share tales from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and to celebrate the glory of train travel and a witty look at the world.
Packing up her rucksack - and her fiancé, Jem - Monisha Rajesh embarked on an unforgettable adventure that took her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The journey was one of constant movement and mayhem, of friendships with hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers met on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views.
About Monisha Rajesh
Is a British journalist and travel writer
Around the World in 80 Trains will be available to purchase at the Festival book store over the Festival weekend.
There will be a book signing straight after the event.
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing.
'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' -- Michael Palin