Book Discussion While Riding The Rails?

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Literary conversation while riding the train to work? Oh, yea!

First Capital Connect, which operates lines between London, Brighton, Bedford, Peterborough, Cambridge and King's Lynn, is introducing a new monthly book club!

The company will hand out chapter samplers 10 days each month at stations. The Guardian reported that Jonathan Kellerman's Evidence will be the debut read on the rails.

First Capital Connect "said it hoped the scheme would brighten journeys and help improve its service. It plans to offer a new title in the book club each month, but did not comment on whether Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, in which a man is stabbed to death in his sleep on a train, might be a future offer," the Guardian wrote.

Excellent move by First Capital Connect -- reading groups help bring any community together.

Poler ExpressMaybe in December the commuters will read and discuss The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg!

Can you think of train stories that they U.K. commuters should read?

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