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  • The Great Railway Bazaarby Paul Theroux

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.95

    First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains -- the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow... more...

  • Ghost Train to the Eastern Starby Paul Theroux

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 21.00

    Paul Theroux?s highly acclaimed books include Dark Star Safari , Riding the Iron Rooster , The Old Patagonian Express , The Elephanta Suite , and, of course, The Great Railway Bazaar . Two of his books, The Mosquito Coast and Dr. Slaughter have been made into successful films. He is a frequent contributor to magazines, including the New Yorker... more...

  • The Tao of Travelby Paul Theroux

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 21.00

    This beautiful collection of travel wisdom is the perfect gift for any Theroux fan, and will equally delight seasoned travelers, young adventurers, and everyone in between. Few have traveled more than Paul Theroux, and fewer have crafted the original, perceptive, and entertaining body of work that he has. The Tao of Travel is a departure for him:... more...

  • My Secret Historyby Paul Theroux

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00

    "Theroux's best novel in years." CHICAGO TRIBUNE MY SECRET HISTORY is Paul Theroux's tour de force. It is the story of Andre Parent, a writer, a world traveler, a lover of every kind of woman he chances to meet in a life as varied as a man can lead. From his days as an altar boy, to his job as a teenaged lifeguard, and then as a youth caught between... more...

  • To the Ends of the Earthby Paul Theroux

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    "Travel writing at its best." THE HOUSTON POST Author and travel writer Paul Theroux does what no one else can: he travels to the isolated, unusual, and fascinating spots of the world, and creates an elegy to them that makes readers feel they are traveling with him. Evocative, breathtaking, intriguing, here is the armchair traveler's guide to the sites... more...

  • Pillars of Herculesby Paul Theroux

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    --Time "[THEROUX'S] WORK IS DISTINGUISHED BY A SPLENDID EYE FOR DETAIL AND THE TELLING GESTURE; a storyteller's sense of pacing and gift for granting closure to the most subtle progression of events; and the graceful use of language. . . . We are delighted, along with Theroux, by the politeness of the Turks, amazed by the mountainous highlands in... more...

  • Fresh-air Fiendby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    Whether visiting the King of the Lozis at a bend in the Zambezi river or crossing the United States in a railway car of unsurpassable luxury, relating his experiments with biblical dieting, or detailing the illneses and diseases suffered in half a lifetime of travel, Paul Theroux, the fresh-air fiend himself, is always an entertaining and honest guide.... more...

  • The Tao of Travelby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe by collecting the best writing on travel from the books that shaped him, as a reader and a traveller. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence, The Tao of Travel enumerates 'The Contents of Some Travellers' Bags' and exposes 'Writers Who Wrote About Places They Never... more...

  • The Consul's Fileby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.38

    Spencer Savage, a young American consul, is posted to Ayer Hitam, a small Malaysian town, in the 1970s. Told to close down this remote outpost in the sweltering jungle, he instead finds himself drawn to the many characters he meets among the Malays, Indians, Japanese, Chinese, and the clubbable expat Brits. Through his eyes we see the rich tapestry... more...

  • A Dead Handby Paul Theroux

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.38

    A Dead Hand is a dark tale of crime in Calcutta, by Paul Theroux. Jerry Delfont is a travel writer with writer's block. Lounging in Calcutta one day, he receives a mysterious letter. It comes from an American philanthropist, Mrs Merrill Unger. An Indian friend of her son is in trouble: he woke up in a hotel room with a dead body next... more...