David Berry sent us a copy of this new book to
review, and while I'm only just getting started on it I must say that it really
does inform, inspire and entertain as claimed. I'm always deeply
suspicious of anything described as a 'miscellany' but this book is no jumble of
unrelated jottings - instead there is a steady flow of useful information graded
nicely from start to finish and appealing at many different levels. Nor is the
information dry and indigestible as is so often the case, no, anyone with a real
interest in motorcaravanning will find this book a good read. Some of the
material is clearly aimed at the novice but there's plenty here for readers at
all levels of motorcaravanning experience.
Some may find the unusual format a little difficult at first since there are
really four books here 'basics', 'ideas', 'articles' and a 'travelog' all
running along side by side. Fortunately David had the good sense to realise that
this unconventional format needed a clear layout for readers to follow without
getting lost and has successfully divided his volume into the four themes.
Colour would have helped even more but at greater cost. The great
advantage of this multi-threaded approach, once you get used to it, is that
readers can dip into the book for a short read on any motorcaravanning topic in
any one of the four themes. Equally you can use it as a reference volume
since all the topics are easily found and are obviously more or less
It will be a while before I put this one down -
and when I do it's going in the 'van to travel round with us so that we can
regularly dip into some more of that inspiring and entertaining information!
For more information about this £17-99, 300 page,
landscape format, A4 softback, contact...
Other popular books you might like to think
about are Travel Vans by John Speed
www.travelvans.co.uk and The
Motorcaravan Manual by John Wickersham published by Haynes