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Someone recommended this travel book to me as a 'British Bryson' and I am pleased that he did, because it is a fantastic read. It is funny, sad, beautiful, inspirational and I couldn't put it down. I read it in two sittings.

 

I would recommend this to anyone who falls into one or more of the following categories :-

 

1. Likes funny/quirky travel books,

2. Is having a mid-life crisis!

3. Wants a bit of armchair adventure in places like Indonesia, Vietnam, China,

4. Enjoys the likes of Chatwin/McCarthy/Bryson,

 

I got my copy through Amazon but my friend got his at his local bookshop, published by Pegasus.

 

On a separate, but related theme, was I the only one not to get 'Round Ireland with a Fridge' by Tony Hawks? Did I miss something? I liked the idea but it didn't click with me.

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:) A highly recommended read to anyone who enjoys travelling off the beaten track, not only for the places visited but for the ability to involve the reader and the imaginative use of language. I would love to read more by this author.

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