The number-one nonfiction read that made John Cleese and Danny Wallace laugh and Terry Wogan and Richard Briers cry. If you think writing a guidebook is easy, think again. A family's 8,000 miles round Britain in a Vauxhall Astra...
They were bored, broke, burned out, and turning 40, so when Ben and Dinah saw the advert looking for a husband and wife team with young kids to write a guidebook about family travel around Britain, they jumped at the chance. With naïve visions of staring moodily across Coniston Water and savouring Cornish pasties, they embark on a mad-cap five-month trip with daughter Phoebe, four, and son Charlie, two, embracing the freedom of the open road with a spirit of discovery and an industrial supply of baby wipes.
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Laugh, Learn and Cry a Bit
I loved best the interaction between the author and his wife and his children. I loved the hilarity of the descriptions of the towns visited.
I loved Dinah, the wife.
In the animal park with the lions. The world's largest pencil. The penthouse scene in Edinburgh.
A family's car journey through Britain with two tots. Don't really know as I am not up on films.
The back story and account of the author's father's declining health and end was poignant, but not overdone. It read REAL. One felt as if present.