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Title: THREE MEN IN A FLOAT
ACROSS ENGLAND AT 15MPH
Format: Book

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ISBN 10: 0719522307
ISBN 13: 9780719522307
Publisher: HODDER & STOUGHTON GENERAL DIVISION
Pub. date: 1 May, 2008
Description: With a top speed of 15 miles per hour and fuel efficiency of a penny a mile, a decommissioned milk float is the ideal vehicle for an epic journey between England's most easterly and westerly points
Synopsis: After planning the entire trip on the back of a beer mat, buying a 1958 decommissioned milk float on eBay and charging its tired batteries, the team set off from Lowestoft to Lands End. On the way, they discovered that their float needs to charge for eight hours forevery two hours it spends on the road. Relying on the milk of human kindness, they were at the mercy of strangers every night, sometimes even using other people's cookers just to keep the show on the road. En route, they were treated to tea and rock cakes by the Vice President of the WI, succeeded in blacking out a Cornish campsite whilst charging their float (now dubbed The Mighty One), stayed with the monks at Buckfast Abbey wherethey undertook avow of silence,and, drove five hundred miles to Tintagel, the birth place of King Arthur, only to find it had closed -- all in the name of discovering lost England. You may be thinking: why on earth don't these men drive a car like normal people? But this is no ordinary journey. This is an eccentric odyssey through the English countryside.Three Men in a Float" is about all things English and the pleasure to be had if you are prepared to slow down, get out of your car and go off the beaten track.
Publication: UK
Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Returns: Non-returnable
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