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The Gran Tour

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Published: September 2020
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Author: Ben Aitken
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BIC Subject: Travel writing
Published By: Icon Books
Published: 29-Sep-2020
Format: Paperback, 306 pages, 135x216mm
ISBN: 9781785786488
Stock Code: 5786488
Product Description
One millennial, six coach trips, one big generation gap.One millennial, six coach trips, one big generation gap.
When Ben Aitken learnt that his gran had enjoyed a four-night holiday including four three-course dinners, four cooked breakfasts, four games of bingo, a pair of excursions, sixteen pints of lager and luxury return coach travel, all for a hundred pounds, he thought, that's the life, and signed himself up. Six times over.

Good value aside, what Ben was really after was the company of his elders - those with more chapters under their belt, with the wisdom granted by experience, the candour gifted by time, and the hard-earned ability to live each day like it's nearly their last.

A series of coach holidays ensued - from Scarborough to St Ives, Killarney to Lake Como - during which Ben attempts to shake off his thirty-something blues by getting old as soon as possible.
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