Thomas, mother of two and best selling novelist pushing fifty, didn't exactly fit the young, male rally driver stereotype but decided to do it anyway. As a young woman she hadn't travelled: "Travel was dangerous, and demanded a sense of inner strength and adjustment that I didn't possess." Now she felt more confident. "I held all the threads of my life in my own hands now, and if I wasn't going to travel while I was at the peak of my abilities and still had some physical capacity left, then I probably never would."
Border Crossing is packed with antique cars, millionaire drivers, and, of course, breakdowns--but at its core this is less a book about rallying than about personal challenges. When Thomas's health breaks down she gets little support from the mostly male crew and doctors. She craves emotional support that Phil can't always give. This travelogue takes a refreshingly frank look at the relations between women, men and cars. --Kathleen Keefe --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a great account of a long distance car journey, as interesting for the relationship that evolves between the two principal participants as it is for the actual description... Read morePublished 9 days ago by David
Fabulous tale of a woman's determination to do the almost impossible, "Because it's there!"Published 1 month ago by Casey
I bought this with several other Rosie Thomas books as I have previously enjoyed her writing. This is not a novel however ( which I had not realised) but an account of her... Read morePublished 1 month ago by A E Ainsworth
I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting from start to finish. It's the first time that I have read a book on this subject, but it will not be the last.Published 2 months ago by mrs rose m brooks