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Continental Drifter: Taking the Low Road with the First Grand Tourist (Paperback)
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Continental Drifter: Taking the Low Road with the First Grand Tourist (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 02/05/2002
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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 ending forever the days of the finger-lickin'-good drumstick hurlers of courts gone by. Coryate's early 17th century bawdy anecdotes include being pelted with eggs, pursued by a knife wielding man in a turban and, finally, being vomited on copiously by a topless woman with a beer barrel on her head:- For once, Tim Moore has no trouble keeping up the modern-day side. And his authentic method of travel to replicate these adventures? A clapped-out pink Rolls Royce, of course.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349114194
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 292 g
Dimensions: 196 x 131 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
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 * SPECTATOR *
Regularly had me laughing out loud * SUNDAY TIMES *
His is a rare comic talent, and his debut a brilliantly sustained piece of travel writing * THE TIMES *
One of the funniest travelogues you will ever read * EXPRESS *

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