Trains and Lovers: The Heart's Journey

by Alexander McCall Smith

Trains and Lovers: The Heart's Journey

In this surprising and poignant story, four strangers meet on a journey from Edinburgh to London. In turns romantic, charming and poignant this story is delightful – taking in Paris, Poussin and the best-maintained railway siding in Australia.

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‘His writing is as warm as cocoa, as cosy as thermal underwear, and just what the doctor ordered for cold winter evenings. Exceedingly good.’ – The Times

'From a platform tryst to long-distance love, the tales are sure to stick with you’ – The Book Review

‘A charming, humorous journey of the heart’ – Woman and Home

‘Really rather lovely’ – The Bookbag

‘Warm, funny, poignant and touching’ – The Good Book Guide

Imagine you’re on a train. Think about all the other people on the train with you, what their lives are or have been, and the different experiences you’ve all had. But there is one more thing that you undoubtedly all share: you have all been in love at one time or another. In this surprising and poignant story, four strangers meet on a journey from Edinburgh to London. Each has a tale of love and of railways: for Mark, a brief encounter on a railway platform leads to an impulsive and possibly dangerous decision; Kay recounts the long journey back to her childhood home in Australia and the love that was there; David remembers a teenage friendship that faded into love; and Michael makes a discovery that art and people may not be what they seem to be at first glance. These are very different experiences, but throughout them all runs a deep current of love. And loving others, as one of the characters observes, is the good thing we do in our lives.

Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors. For many years he was a professor of Medical Law, then, after the publication of his highly successful No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers throughout the world. These include the 44 Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in The Scotsman, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld series and the Corduroy Mansions novels.

ISBN: 9781846973956

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Stock status: Published

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon , Fiction