Route Britannia, the Journey South: A Spontaneous Bicycle Ride through Every County in Britain Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 3262 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 284 pages
- ASIN : B01MTYZ3MO
- Publication Date : December 8, 2016
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #655,106 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I can't wait for the sequel.
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In this book, Primrose-Smith is at his humorous best. On his journey, he seeks out local delicacies (usually disappointing) and visits a range of esoteric capitals of Britain from the dogging capital to the boob job capital. For the most part accommodation was provided by campsites – those in the South East seeming to cost more per night than a 4 star hotel in the north. As he closes on the South East it is clear that fine views and inexpensive experiences disappear – he was unable to get close enough to see Canterbury Cathedral from the outside without paying for the privilege! Along the way he spots very British sights such as soft porn magazines in hedges!
The journey was also done against the backdrop of the Brexit vote and the last day of Part 1 was 23 June when, like me Steve went to bed in the comforting knowledge that on the 24th the madness would be over and we could get on with our lives as normal! Well although that didn’t work out this book certainly does and I would heartily recommend it.
The author casts a wry look and the people and places in this country. I've never understood why Bill Bryson gets rave reviews especially since reading Steven Primrose-Smith, he's way funnier.
You don't have to be a cyclist to enjoy this, but it may inspire you to become one.
I am disappointed that "The Journey North" is not yet available.
Paced just about right, with a jokey, personal style that I warmed to from the start. For five stars I would have liked more about the cycling and less about prices and food, but you can’t please everybody.
On to book 2.