Inside Story with Lucinda

with Andrew Eames Author of The 8.55 to Baghdad

29 September 2022

Andrew Eames is a London-based travel writer, broadcaster and ex-newspaper journalist. He is the author of five travel books; he also runs a website about Germany, and writes for a wide range of newspapers from the Financial Times to the Sunday Mirror.

His first book, Crossing the Shadow Line, featured his early journeys as a young adult in southeast Asia, at a time – the early 1980s – when the Far East was just emerging as a long-haul tourism destination. 

On 29 September, Andrew will be joining Lucinda Hawksley to talk about his best-selling book, The 8.55 to Baghdad, in which he re-enacted a journey made by Agatha Christie, by train, following her divorce from her first husband Archibald Christie. It was in Iraq that Agatha met the man who was to be her second husband. Andrew will also be talking about his most recent book, Blue River Black Sea, which follows the River Danube from its source to its mouth, in the footsteps of travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor.