On tour from London to the Engadine

June 2, 2014, No comments


The Slow Train is back on tour after a much needed rest! The book tour for Slow Train to Switzerland continues this week and carries on sporadically for the rest of the summer. Then in the autumn the French and German editions will both be published and I’ll be off again in another language.

NeuchatelFirst up is a literary evening  in Neuchatel this Friday 6 June. I have teamed up with fellow authors Nancy Freund and Michelle Bailat-Jones for book readings and discussion in English, and not just about Switzerland. It’s being held at the Espace Tateti: [email protected]

Next is the annual Expat Expo fair in Basel on 15 June. It’s always a great day out for expats and Swiss alike, with over 100 exhibitors covering everything from cheese to schools. And me. I’ll be speaking at the fair, as well as signing & selling books, and entrance is free.

Then on 24 June I will be back in London for a celebration of all things Swiss at Hatchards Bookshop in Piccadilly (just down the road from the Swiss canton tree pictured above) – talking about my books and life in Switzerland, plus nibbling cheese & chocolate. Tickets £5 (redeemable against a book) from Hatchards.

And from London to the Engadine, one of the most beautiful corners of Switzerland, for a book event at the Grandhotel Waldhaus in Sils Maria. That’s on the evening of Sunday 10 August and is open to everyone, not just hotel guests. Contact the hotel for more details.

By the way there once was a direct train service from London to Graubünden called the Engadin Express. Once you re-boarded from the boat in Calais, you stayed on the whole way without having to change – and it was only first-class sleeper cars! Sadly no longer.

NYTComing up in September, I’ll be speaking on Saturday 6 at the Fest der Kulturen in Zug and on Sunday 7 at Le Livre sur le Quai in Morges.

Hope to see you at one of those events. Until then, the good news is that Slow Train to Switzerland was picked by the New York Times as one of its Summer Reading selections.

A great start to the summer tour!

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