Free Country A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain Read & Download Ø E-book or Kindle E-pub

Read Free Country A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain

Free Country A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain Read & Download Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub î The plan is simple George and Ben have three weeks to cycle 1000 miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland There is just one small problem they have no bikes no clothes Ordinary characters and find themselves in the most ridiculous situations Free Country is guaranteed to make you laugh you may even shed a tear It will restore your faith in humanity and leave you with a big smile on your face and a warm feeling inside. This book is great''The plan is simple George and Ben have three weeks to cycle 1000 miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland There’s just one small problem they have no bikes no clothes no food and no money Setting off in just a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts they attempt to rely on the generosity of the British public for everything from food to accommodation clothes to shoes and bikes to beer''I found it funny touching and went some way to restore my faith in human nature George and Ben are both officially very nice people

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Horts they attempt to rely on the generosity of the British public for everything from food to accommodation clothes to shoes and bikes to beerDuring the most hilarious adventure George and Ben encounter some of Great Britain's most eccentric and extra. Many great travelogues have at their centre a streak of insanity what made this couple uproot from cosy Surrey and start keeping bees in Roumania What made this family of seven want to sail the Pacific Ocean in a dinghy `Free Country' takes this insanity to a whole new level two barmy Brits decide to bike ride the full length of the UK from Land's End to John O'Groats in just three weeks with no clothing except the boxer shorts they stand up in no food no moneyand no bikes Why you might askWhat special kind of madness is this The simple answer is `to prove the kindness of strangers' Britain is not broken the author and friend Ben have us believe We are not a nation that has lost sight of basic values of humanity and kinship there lies within everyone the desire to help others And so the plucky twosome plunge into their 1000 mile journey without money and provisions relying entirely on the mercy and generosity of strangers to get them throughStarting out with one trainer and half a pair of socks graduating to a pair of wellies four sizes too small and six pairs of the biggest socks in existence the pair acuire a scooter and a mini BX and are on their way What follows is the road trip to end all road trips a kind of Around the World in Eighty Days meets Around Ireland with a Fridge with a bevy of colourful characters crazy pizza tossing Arek even crazier phone freak Roobals Glastonbury legend Michael Eavis and for me at least a belly laugh on practically every page My favourite line `It is bloody cold and windy on the top of a mountain in a pair of silky shorts and a T shirt' Well yeah it must beI was genuinely sad when the dustbin diving duo having slept in a cling filmed polytunnel a hitman's sitting room and a stable with an unexpected Surprise in it and having survived on pic n'mix and `beige' food for 18 days finally approached the finish line I was hoping they might microwave another pair of underpants

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Free Country A Penniless Adventure the Length of BritainThe plan is simple George and Ben have three weeks to cycle 1000 miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland There is just one small problem they have no bikes no clothes no food and no money Setting off in just a pair of Union Jack boxer s. See of my book reviews on my blog Literary FlitsI haven't giggled at a book so much as this for ages Free Country is a very funny memoir as well as being a timely read to restore a little of my faith in Britain and British people in these divisive Brexit times George and his friend Ben set out from Land's End with no preparation no money no gear and almost no clothes just a half baked idea that the kindness and generosity of the Great British Public will see them through 1000 miles to John O'Groats And spoiler alert most of the time they are proved rightI sometimes entertain ideas of undertaking a long distance walk or cycle ride myself before thinking better of it and I know a guy who cycled the 1000 mile LEJOG so I have an idea of just how tough it would be To add in so many deliberate difficulties is I think mind numbingly daft but it does make for a great story and wonderfully entertaining reading I loved George's sense of humour and laughed ot loud so many times that my partner started making remarks about 'still reading That Book' He's now reading it himselfFor fans of uirky journey memoirs eccentric Brit adventures and humorous stories this is definitely one for the TBR list