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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The adventure filled memoir from the world's most beloved trainspotter, TikTok sensation Francis Bourgeois. It's an interest that covers a very wide range of involvement from just enjoying being a passenger to living the intricacies of all aspects of railway history, operation and social life. He has collaborated with public figures including Thierry Henry, Joe Jonas, Rosalia and Sam Fender, and brands such as Gucci and Spotify. Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. On 15 November 2022, Spotify unveiled the Discover List 2022, their 2nd annual showcase of 50 influential creators on the platform across five categories; Bourgeois was categorized as one of five leading "icons.

Full Steam Ahead with Francis Bourgeois" won the award for "best fashion film" at Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2022.Francis is an interesting character, I enjoyed his videos a lot and I think I would’ve enjoyed the book more if I was more interested in trains. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Traversing the fields and footbridges of the British countryside, passing through grandiose ticket halls, historic terminals and backwater stations, we chase locomotive perfection.

After several of his videos went viral, Bourgeois began collaborating with various celebrities like Joe Jonas and brands like Gucci and The North Face. Bourgeois’s guest is the Nottingham Forest winger Jesse Lingard, and it is a masterstroke of casting. 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. Vines said: “It is impossible to watch Francis’ videos without a huge smile on your face, and his book delivers an equal dose of joy and entertainment.There is quite a lot of technical detail which is clearly there for the true train spotter; to help the novice there is a useful glossary of the jargon of the train spotter. I found them so wholesome and I enjoyed hearing the passion and the love in his voice for what he does. It happens in the end, but only after something much more momentous than you would expect from an 11-minute YouTube video. I look down and pull up my sleeve- I've got goosebumps, making all the hairs on my arm stand on end. When he entered secondary school at the age of 15, he suppressed his interest in trains as a means to fit in better and sold his railway sets.

After multiple media appearances and collaborations with public figures such as Thierry Henry, Joe Jonas, Rosalia and Sam Fender, plus brands such as Gucci and Spotify, Bourgeois has a growing social media following of more than 4. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. After his trainspotting videos began to go viral during the pandemic, Bourgeois has gained millions of fans drawn to his enthusiasm and the sense of joy he shares as he pursues his passion for trains.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”).

Henry Vines, editorial director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to The Trainspotter’s Notebook from Millie Lean at YMU. We also use them to help detect unauthorized access or activity that violate our terms of service, as well as to analyze site traffic and performance for our own site improvement efforts. Though reading of 2 million tik tok followers flashed a warning and the shots of him looking like ET, what is all that? The only difference is that both of them have managed to do extremely well in the past decade and no one will bat an eyelid anymore if you said you liked either.Told in his inimitable style, these hilarious and heart-warming tales take you behind the scenes of his most popular videos, and celebrate the places and people of the railway. Surely it was a matter of time before Francis Bourgeois would be exposed as an elaborate, train-based Sacha Baron Cohen-style prankster. It's worth having a listen, the relevant section starts at 45 minutes into the programme on the BBC Sounds recording. This video from TikTok for Business has advice from Francis Bourgeois and Lady Leshur on how to promote music on TikTok and grow your brand". In most of his trainspotting videos, Bourgeois will often be seen wearing vintage rail garb and what he describes as a "blend between railway memorabilia and streetwear.

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