The Gran Tour Travels with My Elders

Ben Aitken

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‘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 POZNAŃ.


One millennial, six bus 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 bus 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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ISBN – 9781785787041
Publisher – Icon Books, Limited
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 06/04/2021
Dimensions – 198mm X 129mm
Categories – Travel

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