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It Never Rains in Italy Paperback – 12 Jun 2002

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: C K Publishing (12 Jun. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903674158
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903674154
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,261,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One – Preparations

‘It’s not often you see that,’ I remarked casually to Anne.
‘See what?’
Leaning out over the rail of P & O’s Pride of Kent, I pointed out the detached underpart of a ladies’ sandal whirling madly in the ferry’s churning wake.
‘A Dover Sole that close to the surface.’

Realising this was the nearest I was likely to get to real wit, she did me the honour of providing a gratuitous chuckle. Mind you, it must be said that laughter came pretty readily to the pair of us now that phase one of today’s trip had been successfully completed. A much diluted sun smiled feebly down onto the wheeling gulls and as we watched the rather grubby white cliffs melt into the mist, it was actually beginning to feel as if the holiday might just have begun. As we eased further out into the Channel I allowed myself to return, somewhat smugly, to the pre-trip preparations.

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For a first novel this is an outstanding work. It marries the wit and eye for the unexpected, of a Bryson to the English self-deprecating stoicism of Peter Mayle.
If you've ever spent any time on campsites across Europe you will be at one with the Critchley experience.
This is definitely the most amusing and enjoyable book I have read this year.
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Reading this book is the perfect way to escape the cold and rain of a winter weekend in Britain and travel across Europe with David Critchley as he paints word pictures of the surrounding countryside and fellow travellers. An observational wit relieves the monotony of the journey and we share his anticipation of delights to come as he claims his territory on the camp site bordering Lake Garda. The days unfold with humour, food and drink; the chapters highlighting many visitor attractions and the joys of meeting new people of many nationalities . Just as you think that the variety will dim you are transported to the cool of the mountains and the luxury of living as a house guest within four brick walls, before travelling to Milan and the final journey home.
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This splendidly observed book gives a real flavour of Italy. Highly amusing - I had to stop reading it on my morning train journey to work as my snorts of laughter were waking the other passengers. Hard to believe this is a first book - hopefully the first of many ! France is our usual holiday destination but David's anecdotes have given us the needed push to head over the border this year. If you are looking for ideal holiday reading this is for you.
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Very sharp, detailed observation of the foibles of the different nationalities clustered on an Italian campsite, all recounted with quiet, self-deprecating humour. A delight to read and a happy source of reminiscent chuckles for anyone who has sojourned under continental canvas. Strongly recommended to campers and non-campers alike.
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I read this book in the depths of a soggy Mancunian winter, where the average colour of the sky lies somewhere between depressing and dismal. The mere thought of going somewhere where it never rains was so appealing I bought the book on the strength of the title alone. I expected just another travelogue about an Englishman setting up home abroad, but was delighted to find a refreshing, uplifting and humorous account of David's holiday. I read the book cover to cover in two days and would highly recommend it to everybody.
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