Ellie and her mate Mick cycle from Land's End to John O' Groats. But unlike my stepson Simon who, with his friend Josh, cycled the 'official' way in 13 days, Mick and Ellie go the pretty route over 23 days and via as many real ale pubs as they can possibly fit in.
MS&G is one of the funniest travel books I have read since Round Ireland with a fridge by Tony Hawks. I raced through reading it. It has a delightful combination of self-deprecating wry humour with close observation of the foibles of others that make Bennett a natural comedian. For a first book it is brilliant.
Fabulous fun. June 2013; 291 pages
Other great travel books in this blog:
- The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron: Samarkand etc
- Walking through Europe: A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor and its sequel Between the Woods and the Water
- By milk float: Three men in a float by Dan Kieran and Ian Vince
- Walking on the coast (all of it): The Sea on our left by Shally Hunt
- Watling Street by John Higgs
- Two Middle Aged Ladies in Andalusia by Penelope Chetwode (one of the ladies is a horse)
- The Incredible Mile by Harold Elvin: mostly the Trans-Siberian railway