Not for anyone, but those of us that love the droll wit of the British middle class will like it very much. Cruised the Danube a few years ago and his take was familiar with quirky twists.
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I suspect it was a case of high expectations based on liking his other books, but this one seemed as though it were general reminiscences lumped together to fulfill a book proposal.
Started out promising and quickly became dull and plodding. What a disappointment.
On finishing this book I hoiked my bicycle out of the shed where it has languished for the past 7 years. My nephew fettled it and I now intend to get into shape and be able to cycle farther than a half mile. Mr. Enfield's beautiful narrative of his cycling travels in Europe are a great inducement to the middle-aged to get out and about, without resorting to lycra or worrying about speed. Thank for a gentle read told with humour and style
Dawdling by the Danube was a easy listen. It is interesting to hear his exploits that are downloaded for the BBC.
I so enjoyed his travel both on the Danube and in Ireland. It is great to hear a man slightly beyond his 20's who takes travelling by bike as a means of transport as the norm. He tells it as it is good and bad.
I was a little put off by the first chapter to this which made me think that the author's sense of self might be too strong to enjoy it but kept going and once he was on his travels the whole thing was a delight - calm and observant, affectionate for what he saw but not gushing. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it stayed in the mind afterwards.