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Continental Drifter

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Description for Continental Drifter Paperback. Tim Moore, 'a contender for Bill Bryson's crown as king of comic travels' (SUNDAY TIMES), charts the decline of the Grand Tour from sombre academy of cultural betterment to the Club 18-30 of the 1830s Num Pages: 384 pages, illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1DD; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 127 x 24. Weight in Grams: 256.
They stuck their coaches on ride-on, ride off ferries, whisked through France and Italy moaning about garlic and rudeness, then bored the neighbours to death by having them all round to look at their holiday watercolours' Many people associate the Grand Tour with the baggy shirted Byrons of its 19th century heyday, but someone had to do it first and Thomas Coryate, author of arguably the first piece of pure travel writing, CRUDITIES, was that man. Tim Moore travels through 45 cities in the steps of a larger-than-life Jacobean hero incidentally responsible for introducing forks to England and thus ... Read more

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About Tim Moore
Failed dandy Tim Moore lives in West London with his wife and slightly too many children. His writing has appeared in several publications including the SUNDAY TIMES, the INDEPENDENT, the OBSERVER, ESQUIRE and the EVENING STANDARD.

Reviews for Continental Drifter
There won't be a funnier or more original contender until Tim Moore publishes his next volume ... There hasn't been such a fresh voice among itinerant writers since Redmond O'Hanlon or Bill Bryson got started
Regularly had me laughing out loud
His is a rare comic talent, and his debut a brilliantly sustained ... Read more

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