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Heading for the Hills [Kindle Edition]

Dawn Swift
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Thieving campsite residents, haunted hotels, stroppy Germans, Italian gladiators... it's all just across the channel from England.

This is the light-hearted story of a couple of motorcycle riders blundering into Europe to see something new. Follow them through medieval villages and romantic roads to the edge of the Alps and one of the biggest parties of the year.

Read this and you might just want to hop on your bike and bother the Europeans too.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3513 KB
  • Print Length: 108 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,095 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's the journey not the destination 18 Sept. 2013
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This is an accessible read but falls down a little as the writer focuses on their budget and keeping costs down and this thread runs through their trip - seemingly parsimonious rather than just mindful of expense. The writer also focuses more on the destinations and less so on the actual journey and the travelling experience, this is a shame in the latter part where there are two riders and a pillion from whom input could have been drawn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read 29 Oct. 2013
By dyffryn
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I would recomend this book to someone who is thinking of enbarking on a journey of this kind it was most informative.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book about biking. 5 May 2013
By Hilts
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Being a biker for many years I've read tons of books about bikers travels and some have been brilliant.
Apart from numerous spelling mistakes this book is okay,Nothing more, just okay. It took less than 4 hours to read the whole book. The photos are good but the book lacks the humour you usually get when a bloke writes a bikers travel book. Sorry dawn it's okay but lacks blokishness....
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4.0 out of 5 stars bike-riding dream material 2 April 2013
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This is just the time of year when you want to read about good bike journeys, anticipating better weather and what motorcycling offers in a sense of freedom and adventure. This book is interesting and holds the attention; basically, a light read, completed in a few hours. On my Kindle, (not the latest version), the photographs are wasted, but the travel details provide a sense of what it is like to travel to Germany and later Italy by road - a journey I did as a teenager and can still recognise, albeit much changed, more than 40 years later. While it is not great literature, I enjoyed reading it on a cold, Easter Bank Holiday Monday: mind you, some of the weather described in the book was not much better. A goodish, short read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 28 Mar. 2013
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Not so much
a good read as an interesting one especially for someone like myself who intends to do a European bike tour soon.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Spot on 7 Mar. 2013
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I am a biker myself and have been to many of these places with friends on our motorcycles, and laughed at the same things good winter read makes you look forward to the next summer ,, very enjoyable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Heading for the Hills by Dawn Swift 27 Jan. 2013
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A most enjoyable read and good value, it is an honest, realistic and witty view of motorbiking through Europe. For those of us who are at home with kids unable to go on adventures this gives a real insite to a non- hardcore biking holiday.
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2.0 out of 5 stars dull, dull & dull 20 April 2015
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Oh dear... dull, dull & dull.. save £1.53.. can be summed up as "caught a ferry to the continent, got lost a bit, camped a bit, drank some beer, rained a bit.. & did it again to Italy".. an average day of a London bike courier would be much more entertaining!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad.
I would've given this 5 stars, however spelling mistakes and grammar let it down in places. Saying that, I appreciate that Dawn isn't a professional and I thoroughly enjoyed the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Andrew T.
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Read
Good read. I also like the info given about preparing for a European trip. Very useful and well written.
Published 2 months ago by Mike
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Cool descriptive journey, not gripping, but enjoyable
Published 2 months ago by Michael Canning
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable little read about true travelling around Europe, ...
An enjoyable little read about true travelling around Europe, a collection of mini stories that anyone who has travelled in mainland Europe will instantly feel at home with.
Published 4 months ago by O. Whelpton
3.0 out of 5 stars Very short book
This is a very short book full of spelling mistakes e.g. "they through the bag on the ground". Also "of" instead of "off" and "to" instead of "too". Read more
Published 10 months ago by sos
5.0 out of 5 stars Motorcycle journey
Well written account about their journey to Europe . Also informative if like me you are looking at riding abroad for the first time ....
Published 14 months ago by a p ingleby
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read.
I enjoyed this book and liked the witty writing style. Some great pictures too. My only criticism is that is too short.
Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
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