Author: Edward Enfield
Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
Number of pages: 224
Publication Date: 5th March 2006Buy eBook
‘It had been so amazingly hot that I felt myself about to dissolve into a kind of crème brûlée on the road, so I bought some super-power Number 8 suncream. This had the word Bronzante on it, and must have contained some dye or other chemical because my knees stayed brown until February.’
Fed up with questions about what he was going to do when he retired, Edward decided to get on his bicycle and ride from Le Havre to the Mediterranean. He struggled in Normandy to get directions from old men tipsy on Calvados by 9 a.m., passed by prairies of corn and acres of sunflowers, and hit his stride on the towpath of the Burgundy canal. He explored the mystery of what an ouvrier eats for lunch, and was barred from a swimming pool because his trunks were too decent. Through the Rhône and down to Provence and the Camargue, Enfield is witty and informative as always.
'While other pensioners were reaching for their bus passes, Edward Enfield decided to do something different – so he got on his bike and rode through the length of France......
“A charming and witty work!”
Edward’s skills as a narrator combined with his gentle humour and sharp observer’s eye result in yet another delightful travel book.
Retiree Enfield recounts his north-south crossing of France in a humorous, heart-warming fashion. The charming anecdotes and his invaluable continental touring trips combine to make this ideal summer reading. Not...
Downhill All The Way is a witty and extremely entertaining book written by Edward Enfield, father of the famous comedian - Harry Enfield.The book is a delight from start to...
Would make an excellent read when sitting around the pool this summer.
Edward Enfield could almost be one of the characters in his son’s TV series, a plucky pensioner who’s determined to enjoy his retirement but is constantly bemused by the ways...
‘Part travel guide of the best bits of France, part Edwards’s opinion on all things foreign, and part hilarious account of his journey, this book is sure to delight a...