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Through the Rhone and down to Provence and the Camargue, Enfield is witty and informative as always.
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By Jonathan on 07-13-17
Loved it, witty , atmospheric, nostalgic. I particularly loved the narration which was faithful to the author's speaking style.
By Pearsonbrown on 07-07-14
Enfield is an excellent writer. You may well have come across his short pieces in the Oldie. Not all good article writers transfer well to the longer form but Enfield does. Touring France by bicycle is an excellent subject for him. So why do I have some reservations?
Firstly, this took place a few years ago. When the franc was the currency and the Internet didn't exist. At one point he talks about wanting to carry a large Encyclopaedia with him. Well now you can :-) Not old enough to be nostalgic, just out of date.
Secondly, nothing much seems to have happened to him. There is a lot of padding in the book. He doesn't even finish his journey.
However, this is a very pleasant book and good for a long journey in the car.