Publication Date: 03/09/2020 ISBN: 9781785786488 Category:

The Gran Tour

Ben Aitken

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Publication Date: 03/09/2020 ISBN: 9781785786488 Category:
Paperback / Softback

£14.99

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‘Both moving and hilarious’ Spectator, Books of the Year

‘A tale of gloriously eccentric British pensioners. Aitken rivals Alan Bennett in the ear he has for an eavesdropped remark … boy, can he write.’ Daily Mail, Book of the Week

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE ACCLAIMED A CHIP SHOP IN POZNAN.

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.

Publisher Review

'Both moving and hilarious' -- Spectator * Books of the Year * 'A tale of gloriously eccentric British pensioners [and] a light-hearted travelogue ... [but] so much more than that as well. The pen portraits of his fellow holidaymakers are wonderful. And boy, can he write.' -- Daily Mail * Book of the Week *

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