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"A voyage of pain, suffering, argument, baby wipes, discovery and utter delight...Never travel in a car with children without this book by your side." Sir Terry Wogan
"A funny, touching cross country jaunt that's as much about being a kid as it is about being a grown up." Danny Wallace
"A wonderful book - hilarious and moving, all at the same time. Highly recommended for anyone with a family, a car or a sense of humour." Sophie Kinsella
"This is about a living, loving, occasionally quarrelsome but clearly very happy marriage and it felt curiously life-affirming to read about it. It's very warts and all, extremely funny, very human and very sad. If you liked One Day or just like good books in general, don't let this one pass you by." Jenny Colgan
"Funny, touching and so, so, true to life. The must read of the year!" Mike Gayle
"Refreshing, insightful, very funny." Joanne Harris
"A wonderful book. Terribly moving and so so funny." Richard Briers
"Brilliant. Outnumbered in a car. I absolutely loved it. Funny, honest and moving." Tim Brooke-Taylor
"Very funny and equally moving. Ben Hatch is one of my favourite writers." Lisa Jewell
"If you're dreading a weekend car trip with small children this book can't fail t`o cheer you up." The Mirror
"Hatch humorously recounts his 8000 mile odyssey round Britain with his wife and two small children." The Times
"An absolutely wonderful book." The Daily Mail.
Ben Hatch's book is in that category.
For for the first time in what seems like forever, I have found a book that has made me visualise the places depicted, having been to many of them before.
This book is written with honesty and with resonating observations of flaws and strengths in humanity (especially of parents' experiences).
Are We Nearly There Yet by Ben Hatch tells the story of Ben, his wife Dinah and their two pre-school children, Phoebe and Charlie who are commissioned by Frommers (the American... Read morePublished 1 month ago by TripFiction
What is worse than looking at someone else’s holiday snaps? The answer – listening to how the photo album was put together. Read morePublished 6 months ago by William Olson Campbell
A LITTLE MORE LIGHTHEARTED I WOULD LIKE IT ALOT MORE AND ALOT BETTER BUT I THINK AT LEAST I THOUGHT IT NEEDED THREE OUT OF FIV E STARS WHICH IS ALOT BETTER THEN ONE OR TWO STARS.Published 13 months ago by VALTOWNSEND
I love travel books! Having travelled to almost 60 countries around the globe, I have an immense collection of them. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Tara
When I picked up this book (inexpensively and impulsively), I was expecting something more along the lines of a lighthearted, true-to-life Griswolds' National Lampoon travelogue,... Read morePublished 17 months ago by FlyingScotsman
Travelogues, humorous accounts, and personal memoirs are three of my favorite things to both read and write, and Are We Nearly There Yet by Ben Hatch is a mix of all three. Read morePublished 18 months ago by P. Christopher Colter
I don't know about you but once I read the first couple of pages of a book, I tend to know there and then whether I am going to like it or not. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sarah Broadley
In 2013, Hatch published an article claiming to be "Britain's stingiest dad - and proud of it" (Daily Mail 9 July 2013). "Are we nearly there yet? Read morePublished 19 months ago by Quercus
I had high hopes of enjoying this book when I started reading it. I usually like books of this gender & having read some of the reviews, I was expecting a witty, amusing tale of... Read morePublished 21 months ago by chabogeoff