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Title: THREE MEN IN A FLOAT
ACROSS ENGLAND AT 15 MPH
By: Dan Kieran, Ian Vince
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 1848540159
ISBN 13: 9781848540156
Publisher: HODDER & STOUGHTON GENERAL DIVISION
Pub. date: 1 May, 2009
Pages: 288
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 Land's End. On the way, they discovered that their float needed to charge for eight hours for every two hours it spent 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, where they undertook a vow 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: Returnable
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