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London SYP Bookclub – June – The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

20th June 2016 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Book: 'The Old Patagonian Express' by Paul Theroux

Genre: Travel Writing

Venue: The Sun Tavern, Covent Garden

Synopsis:

The "Old Patagonian Express" tells of Paul Theroux's train journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning on Boston's subway, he depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina's most southerly tip, via pretty Central American towns and the ancient Incan city of Macchu Pichu. Shivering and sweating by turns as the temperature and altitude rise and plummet, he describes the people he encountered - thrown in with the tedious, and unavoidable, Mr Thornberry in Limon and reading to the legendary blind writer, Jorge Luis Borges, in Buenos Aires. Witty, sharply observed and beautifully written, this is a richly evocative account of travelling to 'the end of the line'.

Details

Date:
20th June 2016
Time:
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Venue

The Sun Tavern
66 Long Acre
London, WC2E 9JD
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Website:
http://www.thesuntaverncoventgarden.co.uk