"Fascinating. Charming. Bewes's breezy prose makes him a pleasant travelling companion."—The Spectator (UK)
"Very enjoyable. Bewes is a charming guide."—Geographical Magazine
"Fans of Bill Bryson will find him a kindred spirit."—The Lady
"A brilliant book."—Bookbag
"I'm certain that even those of us who think we know a lot about Switzerland will learn something new, and gain that knowledge in a very readable and entertaining way. If you enjoyed Swiss Watching ... then you'll need to get a copy of this book by the same author. Highly recommended."—Swiss Express, the Swiss Railway Society magazine
A bestseller in Europe and the United Kingdom, Slow Train to Switzerland is now in paperback! Diccon Bewes, author of the immensely popular Swiss Watching, follows Thomas Cook's groundbreaking tour from England to the Swiss Alps. Bewes uses traveler Jemima Morell's diary from 1863 to retrace the trip and explore the revolutionary affect the journey had on both Britain and Switzerland.
Diccon Bewes is a travel writer. A world trip set him up for a career in travel writing, via the scenic route of bookselling. After ten years at Lonely Planet and Holiday Which? magazine, he decamped to Switzerland. In addition to grappling with German, re-learning to cross the road properly, and overcoming his desires to form an orderly line, he has spent the last five years exploring this quirky country. Following the incredible success of Swiss Watching, he is now a full-time writer. See his website at dicconbewes.com.