Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

join us on facebook
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

Mustn't Grumble by Joe Bennett
  

Mustn't Grumble

Travel   Books for the Boys   The Real World   
Download an extract Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

Originally British, the author, who has been in New Zealand for 15 years, returns to tour England following in the footsteps of H V Morton. With gentle humour and in very pleasing language, he relates the sights, his reactions to them and his conversations with the locals. It’s a perfect gem.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

Mustn't Grumble by Joe Bennett

Fifteen years ago, Joe Bennett left England for a holiday—now it's time to come back.

After fifteen years of being a professional Englishman on the otherside of the world, Joe Bennett thought he would come back to refresh his memory. But how has his England changed? Identikit High Streets, imported cheeriness, chicken tikka poker machine pubs—things aren't what they used to be. But the longer Joe travels, the more he wonders whether things were ever what they used to be in England.

Criss–crossing the country by varying means of transport and with varying degrees of enthusiasm, Joe Bennett delivers a humorous and poignant portrait of his homeland. Part love letter, part eulogy, part diatribe, it is travel writing not to be missed.

About the Author

Joe Bennett

Joe Bennett is an English-born travel writer and columnist who lives in New Zealand with dogs. His columns are syndicated in newspapers throughout New Zealand.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st June 2007

Author

Joe Bennett

More books by Joe Bennett
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.joebennett.co.nz/

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback

Categories

Travel
Books for the Boys
The Real World


ISBN

9781416526032

As for why I'd recommend Lovereading, it's simple - it's a great place to get information and reviews about new books!

Margaret Freeman

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools