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Never Drive A Hatchback to Austria

Author : R.A. Dalkey
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If being a grown-up were as simple as holding down a job, buying a reliable car, finding the home of your dreams and living happily ever after, there’d be no need for this true story. But our mid-thirties author’s unorthodox approach and complete failure to accept the world as defined by adults was never going to make it quite so straightforward - especially when Brexit threw a spanner in the works. "If you liked the works of Bill Bryson, Pete McCarthy or Tony Hawks, you will enjoy this." - Amazon Review by Ian S Set against the backdrop of his ever-swelling grumpiness and the growing realization that he might never actually become a millionaire, this book follows him and his trusty hatchback as they travel by road from England to Vienna, seizing the chance to live in Europe before it closed to Brits forever. It's a journey that takes him to Cyprus and Venice, Slovenia and Surrey, Belgium and Bonn. "A hybrid of Victor Meldrew and Tony Hancock, with attitude!" - Direct Reader Comment

Never Drive a Hatchback to Austria

Author : R. A. Dalkey
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If being a grown-up were as simple as holding down a job, buying a reliable car, finding the home of your dreams and living happily ever after, there'd be no need for this true story. But the author's unorthodox approach and complete failure to accept the world of adulthood was never going to make it that straightforward - especially when Brexit threw a spanner in the works. "If you liked the works of Bill Bryson, Pete McCarthy or Tony Hawks, you will enjoy this." - Amazon Review by Ian SSet against the backdrop of his ever-swelling mid-thirties grumpiness and the growing realization that he might never actually become a millionaire, this book follows him and his trusty hatchback as they travel from England to Vienna, seizing the chance to live in Europe before it got closed to Brits forever. It's a journey that takes him to Cyprus and Venice, Slovenia and Surrey, Belgium and Bonn."A hybrid of Victor Meldrew and Tony Hancock, with attitude!" - Direct Reader Comment

Monte Carlo For Vagabonds

Author : R.A. Dalkey
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When R.A. Dalkey travels cheap, he thinks bigger than hostel dorms, overnight trains and pasta with tomato sauce for every meal. He’ll roll out his sleeping bag in Madrid’s red light district, nap on the streets of Monaco and furtively string up his hammock on Swiss farms. He’ll spontaneously teach English in Laos in exchange for rice. He’ll thumb rides anywhere from Timor to the Orange Free State. He’ll try smiling a lot, and see where it takes him. Most of the time it's somewhere good. As this collection of stories will reveal, it doesn’t always go smoothly. Indonesian bush-fires chase him from his campsite. His shoes freeze solid in Siberia. He gets head-butted by an Albanian villager. He’s shaken by earthquakes and terrified by witching-hour excavations in Andorran valleys. And, incompetent as ever with ropes, his hammock has a habit of falling down in the middle of the night – with him in it. Yet he wouldn’t have it any other way: travelling Dalkey-style delivers the richest of experiences. And as he shares the adventures few of us would brave, you’ll pick up gems about this crazy planet. Do you know which head of state was an Olympic bobsleigh competitor? Or how long your unattended bag will go untouched in Japan? Who’s eating all the ice cream in Pyongyang? And how do cats jump in Swedish? Like that uncle with the rose-tinted specs and a grumpy anarchist student rolled into one, Dalkey turns up his nose at travel insurance and shows there’s more than one way to see a world that always steers us to play it safe…

The Road to Innamincka

Author : R.A. Dalkey
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When a 10-year-old R.A. Dalkey decided he was going to become an Outback truck driver, the poor Australia-besotted boy had no idea what he was getting into. He’d been born on the wrong continent for a start. And even if he could make it out of Africa one day, where was an Australian work visa to come from? Or, for that matter, a licence to drive 53-metre trucks on red desert roads? A sensible adult would have filed that dream away as a juvenile fantasy and gotten on with life. Especially after taking five attempts to get the most basic of car licences. But R.A. Dalkey never claimed to be a sensible adult, did he? Join the author as he pursues the ultimate whimsical travel quest. From that careless moment of childhood inspiration, this true account will take you to small town South Africa, the ugly side of Cape Town, the claustrophobic sprawl of Greater London and New Zealand’s sleepy Waikato. And then on to the Holy Grail: Australia. Dalkey digs deep into this puzzling, generous nation as he travels to every one of the mainland states. He explores Australia’s quirky history and its modern cities, from seductive Sydney to bad-ass Brisbane. He rides trains across the Nullarbor Plain and watches cricket everywhere. But all this is merely the backdrop to his dogged pursuit of that decades-old mission: driving heavy loads to tiny rural specks deep in the Outback…

How To Save A Small Fortune And The Planet

Author : R.A. Dalkey
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Question: If you cut that €1 bottle of drinking water from your daily routine, how much extra money do you have in the bank after 20 years? Answer: €7300! And people say it’s impossible to save up for a house deposit??? The art of saving is all about being aware of how the small things add up over time. And when it comes to taking care of this fragile earth, it’s exactly the same. When you do a tiny thing like switching to tap water, that’s also 7300 fewer plastic bottles that end up in the ocean. This book shows you the effortless ways you can build up the kind of cash that will not only get you through pandemics or unemployment, but set you up for a richer life and a more comfortable retirement – whatever your age. At the same time, it shows you why these habits are sustainable, impactful and better for the planet. This quick, simple read touches on many of the trends and issues that COVID-19 has brought into sharper focus than ever before: · Sustainable living · Sustainable homes · Minimalism · Food security · Pollution · Zero waste · Retirement planning · Budgeting And if you’re thinking all of this sounds like a playbook for killjoys, rest assured that journalist author R.A. Dalkey has put his savings to use racing cars, travelling to over 75 countries and getting the hell out of office life at 40. Because calculated saving doesn’t mean you say goodbye to a good life. If you choose your battles (are you seriously going to miss that Evian?), then you can take your pick of indulgences.

Spirit Of Christmas

Author : Mila Young
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On Leven, on Jax, on Tatum, and Nickie! Getting three Reindeer shifters under the Christmas tree may be Nickie’s reward for being a good girl. The only Christmas spirit Nickie has is what she makes in her boutique distillery. But on a last-minute delivery, she runs into three buff bucks who believe she’s the key to finding the missing Santa Claus and saving Christmas. Working with this new team of reindeer shifters, Nickie must outwit Krampus and fight off his wicked helpers while tracking down where he’s hiding Kris Kringle. But the more time she spends with the svelte shifters, the more she’s drawn to them. When Krampus takes her sister too, Nickie and the sexy stags must risk everything to save the little girl. Which for Nickie just might include losing her heart to the hunky harts.

Thatcher Stole My Trousers

Author : Alexei Sayle
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'Enlightening ... Funny, smart, original and provocative ... It is hard to imagine the stalwarts of Mock the Week recognising the Druze militia leader Walid Jumblatt in a London cinema' New Statesman What I brought to comedy was an authentic working-class voice plus a threat of genuine violence - nobody in Monty Python looked like a hard case who'd kick your head in In 1971, comedians on the working men's club circuit imagined that they would be free to continue telling their tired, racist, misogynistic gags forever. But their nemesis, a nineteen-year-old Marxist art student, was slowly coming to meet them... Thatcher Stole My Trousers chronicles a time when comedy and politics united in electrifying ways. Recounting the founding of the Comedy Store, the Comic Strip and the Young Ones, and Alexei's friendships with the comedians who – like him – would soon become household names, this is a unique and beguiling blend of social history and memoir. Fascinating, funny, angry and entertaining, it is a story of class and comedy, politics and love, fast cars and why it's difficult to foul a dwarf in a game of football.

Porsche Water Cooled Turbos 1979 2019

Author : Johnny Tipler
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The first water-cooled Porsche Turbos were launched in 1979, evolving through Turbo variants of the front-engined 924, 944 and 968. With the new Millennium came the first of the water-cooled rear-engined 922 Turbos, and from 2017 turbos have been applied to the mid engined Boxster and Cayman models. Johnny Tipler describes the progression of these popular cars from their introduction to the present day. Included are interviews with Derek Bell, Jacky Ickx, Walter Rohrl, Allan McNish, Jorg Bergmeister and Hans-Joachim Stuck. Full development and design history for all seven models is given along with specification tables and detailed motorsport achievements.

Unhinged

Author : Anna Berry
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Despite all her best efforts to break the cycle of catastrophic, destructive patterns of mental illness, Anna Berry found herself at the end of her rope----unemployed, penniless, homeless, and in the throes of a psychotic episode that threatened to destroy her life. Alone and unwell, she manages to find her grip on life, seeks the help she needs, and embarks on a life and career that illustrate that mental illness does not have to be ruinous. Unhinged: A Memoir of Enduring, Surviving, and Overcoming Family Mental Illness is a powerful memoir that chronicles Berry’s life as both a casualty and survivor of family mental illness. From her point of rock-bottom to her own recovery, as well as her efforts to help her still-afflicted mother and brother find hope and healing, we see how she struggles to recognize her own illness while coping with the fallout from her family’s other victims. In telling her story, Berry uncovers the difficulties inherent in not only growing up with mental illness among family members, but also the frustrations of not being able to recognize or handle the trajectory of her own illness. Yet, after successfully finding methods of treating her symptoms, Berry goes on to become a successful journalist and author, who now helps educate the public about mental health through her writing, while also serving as her mother’s court-appointed legal guardian. This story shows the devastating impact of mental illness on whole families, but offers readers a message of hope and healing. Berry’s story is sure to resonate with the many people who deal with the mental illness of family members, and their own struggles to cope with their own diagnoses.

History of the Automobile

Author : Peter Roberts
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