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Beyond the Blue Horizon On the Track of Imperial Airways by Alexander Frater
  

Beyond the Blue Horizon On the Track of Imperial Airways

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Beyond the Blue Horizon On the Track of Imperial Airways by Alexander Frater

In Beyond The Blue Horizon Alexander Frater reveals and relives the romance and breathtaking excitement of the legendary Imperial Airways Eastbound Empire service -- the world's longest and most adventurous scheduled air route. Written with an infectious passion, this is an extraordinarily original and genre-defining piece of travel writing by one of our most highly respected travel correspondents. 'Whether being mown down by stampeding Baghdad-bound passengers in Cairo airport, or battling with Indian Airline staff (and failing) to reconfirm six vital going-on flights from Delhi, or being lured unwittingly into a souvenir shop selling pornographic wood carvings in Lombok, or hitting tropical cyclones Ferdinand in a 748 en route from Sumba to Bali, Frater rises above it all with humour, style and a wonderfully sharp eye' Evening Standard

Reviews

'Highly entertaining reading. Frater introduces some marvellous characters... and absurd incidents that had me laughing out loud. If, like me, you find air travel irresistibly exciting, you'll have great difficulty putting this down'
TIME OUT

'Whether being mown down by stampeding Baghdad-bound passengers in Cairo airport, or battling with Indian Airline staff (and failing) to reconfirm six vital going-on flights from Delhi, or being lured unwittingly into a souvenir shop selling pornographic wood carvings in Lombok, or hitting tropical cyclones Ferdinand in a 748 en route from Sumba to Bali, Frater rises above it all with humour, style and a wonderfully sharp eye'
Evening Standard

About the Author

Alexander Frater has contributed to various UK publications and the New Yorker; as chief travel correspondent of the London Observer he won an unprecedented number of British Press Travel Awards. He lives in London, though, whenever time and money allow, is likely to be found skulking deep in the hot, wet tropics.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2005

Author

Alexander Frater

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Publisher

Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
430 pages

Categories

Travel writing

ISBN

9780330433129

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