The Trainspotter's Notebook: The unmissable book from TikTok's trainspotting sensation

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The Trainspotter's Notebook: The unmissable book from TikTok's trainspotting sensation

The Trainspotter's Notebook: The unmissable book from TikTok's trainspotting sensation

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Tik Tok trainspotter Francis Bourgeois visits 'awesome club' The Warehouse Project and posts up hilarious video". In The Trainspotter’s Notebook, Francis allows us to experience the highest of highs and lowest of lows when chasing down the perfect loco. His book aims to “immerse readers in the sights and sounds of the railway” as he recounts his most memorable trainspotting adventures.

He sounds a genuine guy with a certain type of railway enthuisiasm discuss his hobby* with others in the studio. He also said that the "Bourgeois" name, which I'd assumed to be a rather odd social class reference, actually came from his having at the time visited an exhibition of sculptures by Louise Bourgeois. One thing I have learned; is that everybody else I have mentioned this book to has heard of Francis, as he is massive on You Tube. On 22 December 2022, Channel 4 released a one-off Trainspotting with Francis Bourgeois Christmas special featuring Tom Daley.

It does occasionally make you question your life choices, such as when you drive for 4 hours to the middle of a muddy field in the middle of nowhere to take a preserved train half a mile to the middle of nowhere!

Most of it is spent on a siding, teaching Bea the correct way to encourage a passing train to toot at you (would-be train enthusiasts should note that there is an incorrect way of doing this, known as “tone-wanking”). I personally am not on TikTok (or even know much about it) so have never watched his stuff, but it does fascinate me to see how young people react when he's around. Bourgeois remembers being "obsessed" with BRIO wooden train sets, the "stage before you go to Hornby trains," [23] as well as Hot Wheels.After several of his videos went viral, Bourgeois began collaborating with various celebrities like Joe Jonas and brands like Gucci and The North Face.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Country of origin: United Kingdom Pages: 336 Dimensions (mm): 240x162x32mm Weight: 0.There’s something that is just really nice about seeing Francis enjoy life, whether that is via this audiobook or his TikToks/ other social media content, his happiness and energy is just infectious! I look down and pull up my sleeve: I've got goosebumps, making all the hairs on my arm stand on end. Henry Vines, editorial director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to The Trainspotter’s Notebook from Millie Lean at YMU. Full Steam Ahead with Francis Bourgeois" won the award for "best fashion film" at Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2022. After the success of the initial five episodes, the network commissioned three more episodes of Trainspotting with Francis Bourgeois for production, which will air in 2023.

It encourages its audience to reconnect with the passions we all held as children, and gives readers a fresh appreciation for Britain’s industrial landscape and the extraordinary world of the railway. In June 2022, he made cameo appearances in a music video for South London rapper Pinty's song "Flex/On My Own.After experiencing a surge in popularity, Joe Jonas contacted Bourgeois; on 12 January 2022, the two picnicked [12] and went trainspotting in rural Milton Keynes.

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