This book is not simply a travelogue. It is full of humour, places visited and farcical situations as Nigel Rowland Hicks goes on an inner journey where sentimental reminiscences are triggered off by his motorhome holiday experiences with his wife.
Some People Prefer Hotels gets its title from a grumpy old work colleague’s comment when Nigel and his wife bought a motorhome. Whilst nervously driving to Cornwall for a week’s holiday during the first heavy rainfall for months and the windscreen wipers stop working, it seemed he had a point. What with the rotten weather, wobbly campsite toilet pan, temperamental showers and being cooped up such a confined space with Monty, their faithful Border Terrier, surrounded by dripping wet weather gear and muddy boots, they start to think that buying a motorhome was a huge mistake. Luckily the weather improves, but as they explore some of Cornwall’s most idyllic and historic places, some for the first time and others they’d been to before, if something could go wrong, it generally did… As well as expressing his candid and crotchety observations about their campsite experiences and life in general, the author also goes on a personal inner journey as sentimental old memories were triggered off by his motorhome holiday. If you haven’t already done so, you might just be tempted to buy a motorhome and likewise take to the road. Or, there again, you may prefer hotels! Reminiscent of Bill Bryson’s style, Some People Prefer Hotels is the perfect read for motorhomers!
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