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The Weekenders
  • Published: 1 September 2004
  • ISBN: 9780091895785
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $27.99
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The Weekenders

Adventures in Calcutta



The world's most adventurous literary gang dive into the heart of the vibrant and exciting city

In 2001 a group of authors including Andrew O'Hagan, Tony Hawks and Irvine Welsh were given the opportunity to visit Sudan, one of the world's most inaccessible countries. The resulting book: The Weekenders - Travels in the Heart of Africa was an award-winning triumph, combining fiction and non-fiction into a compelling travel narrative that was both entertaining and illuminating. Now the Weekenders are back, joined by some new faces and taking on one of the world's most fascinating and contradictory cities - Calcutta. It is a trip like nothing you've ever seen or heard of before.

  • Published: 1 September 2004
  • ISBN: 9780091895785
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $27.99
Categories:

About the author

Andrew O'Hagan

Monica Ali: Granta's 2003 Best of Young British; Brick Lane was a Sunday Times bestseller; Irvine Welsh: Trainspotting, Filth, Porno; Tony Hawks: Round Ireland with a Fridge, Playing the Moldovans at Tennis, One Hit Wonderland; Victoria Glendinning: biographies of Anthony Trollope, Vita Sackville-West and Rebecca West and novels, The Grown Ups, Electricity, Flight; Jenny Colgan: best-selling chick-lit novelist including Amanda's Wedding and Looking For Andrew McCarthy. Simon Garfield: prize-winning journalist The Nation's Favourite: The True Adventures of Radio 1, Mauve, Last Journey of William Huskisson; Bill Deedes: distinguished journalist, recently author of 'At War with Waugh'; Colm Toibin: celebrated Irish author The South, The Heather Blazing, The Blackwater Lightship shortlisted for Booker; Michael Atherton: former captain of the England cricket team, bestselling autobiography Opening Up; Bella Bathurst: regular contributor to The Guardian and author of both highly acclaimed non-fiction, The Lighthouse Stevensons, and fiction, Special; Edited by Andrew O'Hagan Our Father shortlisted for Booker & Whitbread, latest novel Personality, Granta 2003 Best Young British Writer.

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Praise for The Weekenders

An engaging read, both sharp and deep

Independent

Powerful ... affecting ...

TLS

Thoroughly enjoyable ... a story for our times

Literary Review

A satisfyingly sharp and wide-ranging portrait of the steamy metropolis

Daily Telegraph

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