Consistently illuminating and readable, the overall effect of Food on the Move is stumbling across a superb and unheralded documentary on BBC4. --Icon Magazine February 2011
This book by motorway service enthusiast David Lawrence looks at the fascinating, weird and wonderful world of the most underated British architecture around. You'll never look at a motorway services again after reading this fantastic book.
--motortorque.com December 2010
From the Inside Flap
Little is ever committed to print about roadside diners, and in particular those staggeringly busy and utterly fascinating motorway service stations that serve more meals to more people than probably any other form of eaterie. As a nation of road users, we swarm to these curiously artless places. We really ought to know more about motorway buildings, of their ambitions, their designers, and their special, if ineffably banal place in our daily lives. In this book, David Lawrence is our guide, and a very good guide too because his research is thorough and enquiring, his tone measured, yet his style lively and driven through with intelligent rather than patronising humour. David Lawrence is the kind of guide who makes such all to often crass places as utterly absorbing as in fact they really are.