Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain (2020)

Free Country A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain THE TRAVEL AND SPORT BESTSELLER The plan is simple George and Ben have three weeks to cycle miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland There is just one small problem they have n
  • Title: Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain
  • Author: George Mahood
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  • Page: 191
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • THE 1 TRAVEL AND 1 SPORT BESTSELLER 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, 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 f THE 1 TRAVEL AND 1 SPORT BESTSELLER 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, 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.During the most hilarious adventure, George and Ben encounter some of Great Britain s most eccentric and extraordinary 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.
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    1. This was a fantastic book Make no bones about it I enjoyed every minute of this ridiculous adventure from one end of Great Britain to the other.The concept is brilliant rely on the generosity of the people en route for everything, from accommodation to toothbrushes and it gives the whole book a purpose, rather than just following the exploits of two people on a mission.Seeing how well they did, and sharing in their struggles, I felt completely immersed in the adventure The writing flows so well, [...]

    2. 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 moneyd no bikes Why you might ask Wha [...]

    3. This is the true story of George and Ben who decide to bike the End to End challenge, which is a 1,000 mile journey from the south of Britain to the north of Scotland in 3 weeks To make it even challenging, they set out barefoot with no money, no food or water, wearing only a pair of boxers Oh yeah, and no bikes They must rely on the kindness and generosity of strangers Their first challenge is to acquire shoes and clothing Oh yeah, and bikes Then each day, they must find food, water, and shelt [...]

    4. There were these two guys standing in the sharp gravel at Land s End naked and shoeless except for boxer shorts emblazoned with the Union Jack.Sounds like a joke, but it is the true story of George and Ben, who were about to set out on a trip from Britain s southernmost tip to the northern tip of Scotland, a distance of about 1,000 miles Nothing unusual about that many had done it before them on foot or by bicycle But their trip has a twist They are going to make the trip without spending a penn [...]

    5. Fantastically funny I felt every bump with them Chuffed to read, the generosity that some people have, gives you a sense that all is not lost yet, there are still some decent people out there.Now all I have to do is learn to ride a

    6. Two unemployed British guys decide to do the End to End the trip from the southernmost tip of England to the northernmost point of the Scottish mainland It s a thousand mile journey Some people run it, some hike, and some cycle Most people who undertake the challenge train and prepare extensively These guys just decided to show up at the starting line and give it a shot Instead of bringing a bunch of useful equipment, they started out with no money and no possessions not even clothing other than [...]

    7. A nice change If you fancy something different this book is just the thing It s written in diary format It involves two men challenging themselves to go from Lands End to John O Groats starting out with absolutely nothing and I mean nothing apart from each a pair of Union Jack flag boxer shorts They have no money, no food, no clothes and they have to blag items or work for them eg washing up in cafes or restaurants, cleaning hotels etc This book is great and hilarious at times, really well told [...]

    8. I really loved this book It was uplifting and funny The fast pace and narrative style made it virtually impossible to put down I really needed to know what happened next The narration was akin to sitting down with a friend regaling the crowd with his crazy, guess what silly thing I did, story In times like these, it s really nice to read something that reminds me that most people are inherently good But seriously, if I were one of these guys, I would ve started with a pair of good walking shoes

    9. A Kindle Bargin Price treat Laugh out loud Fall in love with George and Ben Be touched by the humanity kindness generosity of the people of Britain.Imagine YOU were on this adventure Starting out with no clothes, only a pair of boxer shorts , no money, no food, no water, no bikeAnd the plan is to take 3 weeks of your life getting from Lands End to Scotland by BIKE remember, you have no bike Free Country is written by George great hotshot writer I was able to smell the food they were eating, most [...]

    10. 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 [...]

    11. Absolutely brilliant Inspiring, heartwarming, an absolute must read I am not one to rave often, but this is simply one of the most engaging, enjoyable, hilarious, and inspiring things I have read in YEARS I am sad to have finished it in only a couple of days time I laughed until I cried, I drove my husband insane by wanting to read aloud to him constantly, and I finished feeling inspired This book would be a bargain at twice the price It s unique and wonderful Buy it you will not regret it

    12. I absolutely LOVED this story of George Ben s End to End trip the length of Britain It s told in a witty, sarcastic tone that gave me just the right appreciation for how difficult the adventure must have been I also have to say it s restored a lot of my faith in humanity With all that happens in the world today, that s no small feat It s nice to know there are so many good people out there just trying to make it by the best they can.

    13. This book is insipid I wanted to finish it, but it wasn t physically possible I rolled my eyes so often it was difficult to get to the bottom of a page The jokes are so relentless, that they quite interfere with what might have been a sweet travel memoir, detailing the stories and idiosyncrasies of ordinary folks in the British countryside I was disappointed.

    14. Fantastic readWas great to read about a journey I would like to do myself one day Although I think I ll do it using money But it s so great to see so many generous people willing to lend a hand to these guys and read about it in such an uplifting book

    15. This isn t a book that I would normally choose to read but I m glad that I did as I really enjoyed it The concept of two guys cycling from lands end to John o groats with no money and relying on the kindness of people in Britain will leave you pleasantly surprised.

    16. Excellent book, best one I have read for a long time full of ups and downs and some real characters met along the way A real page turning book, very well written and definitely worth reading

    17. This book was so much fun I love the concept of this adventure, and this book delivered as expected in terms of hilarity and reaffirmation of the kindness of strangers.

    18. Quirky and entertainingI knew I would enjoy this story but was not prepared for how much I laughed The author does an awesome job of painting the scene without dull droning details You feel that you re traveling and experiencing with them through the whole journey It reminds you that there are good people out there.

    19. George s tone I know him well enough now to call him George, she said parenthetically is perfect for this book It s chatty, with many repeating gags other products are available and many asides Starting with the simple premise that ordinary people are kind and generous to strangers, they set out from Land s End in the southwest corner of Wales and bike to John O Groats in the tippy top north of Scotland Apparently this End to End journey is well known in the UK, but it was news to me Here s the [...]

    20. When I wasn t laughing, I was sharing in the pain of these two penniless young dudes on their seemingly foolhardy bicycle journey from the south of England to the north of Scotland Begging for food and shelter and dependent on the kindness of strangers, it s a travel book like no other Do yourself a favor and read it.

    21. What a great book to enjoy a couple of lazy afternoons reading I had seen this book a number of times when looking through s list of humor books and decided that I was in the mood for an unusual travel book I am glad that I downloaded this book to my Kindle because I truly enjoyed reading it and for the first time in a while I was disappointed when I was done reading it.The author, George Mahood, does a great job of dividing the chapters up and letting the reader know that each chapter covers fr [...]

    22. Free Country is a diverting little travelogue about two blokes, George and Ben, who cycled from Land s End to John O Groats without spending any money Instead, they blagged free food and accommodation from strangers, who they declared OFFICIALLY very nice people.It s incredible and, yes, a little bit heartwarming how often people said yes to their pleas for help And George and Ben s run ins with the humanity of Great Britain are, for the most part, entertaining The result is kind a poor man s li [...]

    23. I downloaded this book to read on the Kindle app on my iPhone whilst taking part in a long distance walk This enabled me to have a book to read in the evenings without having to carry any extra weight I thought it would be light reading and perhaps mildly entertaining I was wrong It was absolutely terrific When I began reading I felt slightly uncomfortable about the book s subject matter basically two young guys blagging their way into a free adventure The idea of asking people for free stuff se [...]

    24. This story recounts the adventures of two guys, George Ben, as they attempt to cycle the 1000 mile stretch between Great Britain s most southern and northern points, starting with nothing but a pair of boxer shorts each and a digital camera to document it Apparently this journey between Land s End, England and John O Groats, Scotland is a common ish thing to do, maybe like the PCT or the appalachian so trail over here anyway, their approach is pretty novel in that they have to mooch or work for [...]

    25. A charming bit of travel adventure fluff, written by a cheeky first time author The book reads like a journal and can t help but bring a smile to one s face Sure, it could use some polish and lacks finesse, but all in all, I found myself amused by telling of the young men s adventures, misadventures and daring Ben and George, for reasons known best to their slightly addled selves, decided to journey the breadth of the UK, from Lands End north, without spending a penny In fact, they had nothing a [...]

    26. I m normally a science fiction and humorous detective novel guy, but when I saw this book advertised on one of my email list servers, I had to buy it Two young guys decide to bicycle the entire length of Great Britain, from Lands End to John O Groats The other interesting part of the story is that they start in their boxer shorts only and are trusting that they can get everything they ll need including their bikes from people on the route They will not be paying for anything, trusting in the kin [...]

    27. This is a book that will make you laugh and restore your faith in humanity I chose it because I m trying to read books about the UK, having just moved here, but I didn t expect much from a self published title about two guys blagging their way from Lands End to John O Groats I was pleasantly surprised that the book was well written, didn t need an editor, and consistently held my attention All rare things for a self published book The book has many surprising moments, but the overall message is [...]

    28. This was an hysterical true travel journal I was sorry when they reached their goal, because that ended the book These two guys decided to do the popular bicycle trip from the Land s End pub at the southernmost point of Britain, to John O Groats at the northernmost point of the island Except they were going to do it without bicycles, clothes, shoes, or money They set off barefoot and just wearing boxer shorts Traveling without money was simply a way to put us at the mercy of those around us and [...]

    29. Free Country A Penniless AdventureI finally got round to reading this sorry for the delay and I am so glad I did I shall be reading George s next book soon This is a funny sometimes, very funny irreverent and down to earth look at people, at their natural, habitual honesty and good nature I know I would not have the courage to even contemplate walking to the local shops in only my underwear, so hats off to you, for taking on the challenge and winning I have been mightily entertained, amused and [...]

    30. Made the wanderlust in me come alive.I love travelogues, especially ones where people wander and discover Two friends, George and Ben, set out to cycle from Land s End the very bottom of England to John O Groats the very top of Scotland It s a common journey, but these guys decide to start out with nothing No bikes, no money, no clothes except for their Union Jack pants otherwise known as underwear The only things they took were a camera and notepad and paper They believed they could rely on the [...]

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