THE ORIENT EXPRESS. A Spring Journey from London to Samarkand (Innbundet)

Author:

Torbjørn Færøvik

Norwegian title: Orientekspressen - En vårreise
Author:
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2016
Pages: 504
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202445799
Kategori: Reiseskildringer
Overview Orientekspressen - En vårreise
Norway's leading travel writer has followed the world's most famous railway journey – from London to Istanbul and on to Samarkand – and woven it into his most sparkling book so far.

For more than 100 years the legendary Orient Express ruled the tracks between Paris and Istanbul. With the backdrop of history, Torbjørn Færøvik embarks on his longest railway journey ever - from London to Samarkand. The adventurous journey takes him through twelve countries and twenty-two cities, stretching a distance of 4,700 miles and including crossing the Caspian Sea.

Thorbjørn Færøvik is the only writer who has been awarded the Brage Prize three times. As an author he is known to be knowledgeable, open and curious - and humoristic. In this, his 10th book, he gives us a rich gallery of people and destinies, culture, tradition and drama throughout history.

"Samarkand was the natural place to end the journey." says the writer. "The pearl of the Silk Road, the goal of all dreamers."

Close the doors, take a seat. Come on a journey you will never forget!

'An informative and interesting travel book from Norway’s most successful travel writer.'
VG

'Fans of old-fashioned travel writing will love the fruits in this cornucopia.'
DAGBLADET

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Reviews from Orientekspressen - En vårreise

God tur - med Orientekspressen

"Innholdsrik og interessant reisebok fra Norges mest suksessrike reiseskildrer"Sindre Hovdenakk, VG
"Færøvik framstår som en sympatisk reisende, oppriktig nysgjerrig på den verden han er en borger av. (…) Med sine tre bragepriser er Færøvik norgesmester i Bragepris, og dermed må han vel også være noe nær norgesmester i norsk sakprosa de siste par tiårene.»Tor Eystein Øverås, Klassekampen

Tungt lastet tog

"Tilhengere av gammeldagse reiseskildringer vil elske boka som det overflødighetshornet den er."Inger Bentzrud, Dagbladet
"Torbjørn Færøviks reiseskildringer er nærmest en egen sjanger i norsk litteratur. Det er en stor opplevelse å reise sammen med ham, enten det er i Kina, India, resten av Asia, eller gjennom Europa og inn i Sentralasia, som i denne boka. Selve reisen blir beskrevet på en suggererende måte som gir leseren lyst til å ta den selv."Bård Hauge, Dagen

Kunnskapsrike reiseskildringer

"Forfatter og journalist Torbjørn Færøviks enkle og tilgjengelige fortellerevne tilbyr både nye og erfarne lesere en anledning til å forstå historien og samtiden til Orientekspressens omgivelser."Kristoffer Westergaard, Studvest

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Author Torbjørn Færøvik

Torbjørn Færøvik (1948–) has a Master degree in Asian History and has published several critically acclaimed travel books, as well as books for young adults. He has received the Brage prize three times, for India (1999), for China (2003) and for Maos rike - En lidelseshistorie (2012). In 2006 he was awarded the Cappelen Prize for his distinguished authorship.

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