Monisha Rajesh Around the World in 80 Trains

When journalist Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn't long before she was plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles - almost twice the circumference of the earth - coasting along the world's most remarkable railways; from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon Orient Express.

Packing her rucksack - and her fiance, Jem, Monisha embarks on an unforgettable adventure from London to Russia, Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan and beyond. En route the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and endearing travellers they meet.

Monisha will discuss her witty and irreverent odyssey and the glory of train travel in conversation with DLF co founder and director, and train afficianado, Paul Atterbury.

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Saturday 19th October, 2.00pm

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Corn Exchange

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Adults: £10.00

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