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A kilometre apart from the usual cycling book - Scarlett Parker takes us on a journey through the myriad worlds of the road cyclist to the tune of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
The delicately constructed pentameter is crafted with attention and care, meaning you are entirely wrapped around the storyteller's finger for the duration. Parker skilfully manipulates the verse to make the rhyme and structure surface in time for a few lines of brilliance, yet manages to make it almost invisible at other times. The book flows beautifully from character to character; slowly building a cast of road cyclists ranging from The Tester (timetrailist), to the Courier. The case for each cyclist is… Read more