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The UK’s first high speed book signings with Virgin Trains

The UK’s first high speed book signings with Virgin Trains

This autumn, Virgin Trains is launching the UK’s first ever on board ‘high speed’ book signings on its West Coast route. A host of well-known authors have been confirmed, including renowned Scandi-crime writer, Jo Nesbo, highly acclaimed British writer Joanna Trollope, who is launching The Austen Project with a reworking of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility and renowned comedian and author, Ruby Wax.

All the authors involved have either recently launched or will soon be launching their new books and will offer Virgin Trains’ passengers an exclusive opportunity to own a signed copy. Travellers will be informed over the on-board announcement system and invited to buy a book before meeting the author for a personalised copy.

Passengers can keep up to date with details of when their favourite author is on board by visiting the Virgin Trains Facebook page.

Virgin Trains reaches speeds of up to 125mph between 45 West Coast stations from London Euston to Glasgow including Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool and the authors will be travelling on various routes over the autumn months.

If you are travelling for business, on a family day out, or you simply want to be a part of this one off experience then visit the Virgin Trains Facebook page from the 1st September to check when your favourite author is on board and book your train tickets at 


Commenting on the launch of the ‘High Speed Book Signings’, Jim Rowe, Virgin Trains Senior Communications Manager says “Authors routinely travel the country to book signing sessions so we thought why not use the time travelling to sign some more.  It is a fact: nowhere else will our authors sign books faster than on our Virgin high speed trains”.