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Road to Rouen

Road to Rouen

From the bestselling author of ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET? (Radio 2 Book of the Year & voted Amazon Customers’ Fave Kindle Read 2011) comes a new hilarious and touching story of travel chaos.


Chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Kindle Books of 2013 Ben Hatch is on the road again. Commissioned to write a guidebook about France (despite not speaking any French) he sets off with visions of relaxing chateaux and refined dining. Ten thousand miles later his family’s been attacked by a donkey, had a run-in with a death-cult and, after a near drowning and a calamitous wedding experience involving a British spy, his own marriage is in jeopardy. A combination of obsessions about mosquitoes, French gravel and vegetable theme parks mean it’s a bumpy ride as Ben takes a stand against tyrannical French pool attendants, finds himself running with the bulls in Pamplona and almost starring in a snuff movie after a near fatal decision to climb into a millionaire’s Chevrolet Blazer.


Funny and poignant, Road to Rouen asks important questions about life, marriage and whether it’s ever acceptable to tape baguette to your children’s legs to smuggle lunch into Disneyland Paris.
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

On Sale: 23rd May 2013

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780755364558

Reviews

Magnifique!
Terry Wogan
Ben Hatch is a very funny writer. His work is fresh and heartfelt
David Jason
A French odyssey to rival the greatest adventures in history - if you like jokes, and a car full of cheese. Funny and touching.
Danny Wallace
Highly recommended to anyone holidaying in France this year. Or to anyone holidaying anywhere. Or to anyone holidaying with kids. Or to anyone with kids but no holiday plans. Basically to anyone with a sense of humour
Charlotte Heathcote, Sunday Express
I am going to shout this very loudly. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK. The funniest travel memoir you will read this year. Ben Hatch is a genius. The funny bits were so funny. The sad bits were so sad
Lisa Jewell
Fantastically funny and touching. I laughed and winced and will never look at baguettes in the same way again
Sophie Kinsella
Goes from one hilarious situation to another. Very entertaining. The author is naturally funny
The Sun
Parents will either roar with laughter or roll their eyes with recognition at this family road-trip memoir
Metro
I loved Ben Hatch's funny, honest, touching memoir
Jenny Colgan
Haven't laughed as much in ages
Mike Gayle
A lovely, funny, scary adventure
Tim Brooke-Taylor
A funny, poignant tale of life and surviving it
Guardian
Although Hatch's writing strength is in absurd comedy, there's a heart-warming spirit underpinning the book, that of the sheer joy of tackling what life throws at you as a united team and spending time together as a family
Daily Mail