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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing read, 18 May 2004
By A Customer
This review is from: Slow Coast Home: 5,000 miles around the shores of England and Wales (Paperback)
I eagerly awaited this book, having all Josie Dew's previous cycling books. However, I was disappointed from reading this book to find that Josie does not actually appear to enjoy meeting or cycling with her reading public. To justify a rapid exit from the various people she meets on the grounds that they might turn out to be a mass murderer is simply ridiculous. What a shame she feels this way, given she has inspired so many people to take up long distance cycle touring, myself included. If I ever do see her I shall make a point of not recognising her or wanting to ride alongside!
This book is a bit jaded and repetitive and doesn't have the sparkle of her earlier books. Sounds like Josie needs a long rest from the saddle.
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Initial post: 20 Apr 2010 19:17:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Apr 2010 19:17:58 BDT
i totaly agree with "a customer" although i have read Josie's other books and enjoyed them, this one turned me off ever reading any of her books again. The derogotary remarks she made about the people she met were uncalled for. She came across as someone who is to full of her own importance who treats fans she meets on the road with utter contmept. i and most of our cycling group will never buy a book written by her again

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Dec 2010 18:58:44 GMT
NPB HAWKINS says:
If that's how she feels about her readers then I shan't bother wasting my time or money. Thanks for the heads up.

Posted on 16 Aug 2013 14:53:20 BDT
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