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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 4 Sep 2011
This review is from: Cream Teas, Traffic Jams and Sunburn: The Great British Holiday (Paperback)
Have read all of Brian Viner's previous books, all very good, in fact "Ali, Pele, Lillee & Me" is among one of the best books I have ever read, however this book just grated with me. There are some good bits, but a lot of it came across as annoying. It seemed that there were unnecessary sneering at people if you come from a certain place, Kettering, Kidderminster, Horsham & Southend spring to mind. The story about the friend who turned up at the airport with 3 out of date children's passports but were not allowed to board the flights was blamed on the smug check in desk girl, the references to the lawyers, stockbrokers & captains of industry who frequent the beaches where he holidayed for 10 years & the university reunions after dinner party pieces stories just came across as irritating. I would recommend borrowing the book from the library rather than buying. Am hoping this book is a blip and the next one sees a return to previous excellent form
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