A Short History of Caravans in the UK Hardcover – 28 May 2009
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TOP GEAR host on learning to love your caravan - includes advice on how to blow it up when you are finished with it.
About the Author
Richard Hammond is internationally famous for co-presenting TOP GEAR with Jeremy Clarkson and James May. He has produced and presented insightful documentaries for BBC One, examining the lives of two of his heroes, Sir Stirling Moss and Evel Knievel. He is the author of a number of bestselling books including ON THE EDGE, AS YOU DO, and IS IT JUST ME? In 2015, Richard, Jeremy, James and Andy Wilman began work on THE GRAND TOUR for Amazon Prime.
Richard is married to Mindy and has two daughters, Izzy and Willow. He shares his garage with a vast and ever-changing collection of motorcycles both vintage and current.
Follow Richard Hammond on Twitter @RichardHammond and visit his website at www.thehamsterscage.co.uk
Top customer reviews
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.
Not that I'm saying I didn't want Clarkson to be in the public limelight...he's one of the biggest legends of all time. But I'm undoubtedly glad that Hammond came to his senses and started writing books...it started with What Not to Drive, which was a global success.
A Short Hisotry of Caravans in the UK is, without a shadow of a doubt, his best book yet. For the excretion of pure laughter, it is also.
Don't be fooled into thinking it's a serious caravan handbook for some strange reason...we all know there's nothing he likes doing more than hitting the plunger to the damn things.
In this volume, he ridicules caravans to such an extent one would suspect they're literally crying through their fibreglass strands.
It's absolutely hilarious. You may, though, have heard so many people say about so many different books that they are 'hilarious'. It may sound like a bit of a cliche to you...but it isn't. It's raucous, unplugged laughter concealed, (not very discreetly, it has to be said), in 141 joyous pages.
A must read for...caravan fanatics? Er, no...Motoring fans, no.
A must read for ANYONE.
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