Authors take to the rails this autumn

Virgin TrainPlanning on taking any train journeys this autumn? If you choose carefully, you could have an extra treat! Forget the buffet car – Virgin Trains are hosting high speed book signings, with participating authors including Joanna Trollope, Jo Nesbo and Ruby Wax.

Jo Nesbo photographed by Hakon Eikesdal

Jo Nesbo © Hakon Eikesdal

Travellers will be informed over the on-board announcement system and invited to purchase a book before meeting the author to have it signed. It’s a great chance for the authors to promote new releases, and a fantastic opportunity for bored travellers to meet a literary hero!

Joanna Trollope photographed by Barker Evans

Joanna Trollope © Barker Evans

“Authors routinely travel the country to book signing sessions so we thought why not use the time travelling to sign some more,” says Jim Rowe, Virgin Trains Senior Communications Manager. “Virgin Trains reaches speeds of up to 125mph between 45 West Coast stations from London Euston to Glasgow, so it’s a fact: nowhere else will our authors sign books faster than on our Virgin high speed trains!”

To find out which authors will be on board when, visit the Virgin Trains Facebook page today.