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Not very funny and not much history
on 6 February 2010
Once we have been told several times that horses fart and that Richard Hammond likes to blow up caravans, that's about the end of the jokes and there's little real history beyond the story that Dr William Gordon Staples built the first proper caravan. The book is full of inaccuracies (corner steadies are not for levelling a caravan on bumpy ground - the clue is in the name) and stale old clichés (on-board toilets have been of the hygienic cassette type for well over 20 years).
There are thousands of really funny caravan stories and jokes, but they are usually written by people who know something about caravanning, and they are not in this book. In my opinion the book just too annoying to appeal to the caravanner, and it's not funny enough to appeal to non-caravanners. The only readers who will really enjoy it are those who are fans of Richard's special sense of humour (big bangs and crashing cars). I have given it 2 stars because it is more amusing than watching an episode of Eastenders.