Saturday, 7 January 2012

Book Review: Are We Nearly There Yet?

Are We Nearly There Yet?: A Family's 8000 Miles Around Britain in a Vauxhall Astra

I came across this book by chance. In fact, the only reason I downloaded it was because it was 99p in the Kindle store and I quite like reading about people's experiences of travel and tourism.

I'm so glad I gave it a chance though as I really enjoyed it. Ben and his wife Dinah embark on an 8,000 mile journey around Britain with two children under the age of 4 in a Vauxhall Astra, all in the name of writing a guide book on family friendly accommodation and attractions. This book is like a travel diary which sits behind the published guidebook and gives a frank and personal account of both the journey around Britain and the emotional journey Ben embarked on.

It was really well written and easy to read. I loved reading about the family's experiences in places I know and the stories about the children were really funny and made me glad I have a cat and no small children!

This book made me laugh and parts of it made me cry. This is a real person's account of the ups and downs of real life. How families and relationships really are. None of this rose tinted glasses and romance malarkey. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that likes reading about other people. Just brace yourself to laugh, blink back tears and go on a whistle-stop tour around Britain!!

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