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Not All Sunshine & Sand By Paul Rowlands

Not All Sunshine & Sand by Paul Rowlands

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Summary

Recounting his many hair-raising experiences as a truck driver on the Middle East run, some humorous, some alarming, Paul Rowlands recalls the camaraderie of the trucking fraternity. A tremendous tale in which run-ins with the locals, dramatic encounters with foreign drivers and mechanical problems seem the norm for a long-haul lorry drive

Not All Sunshine & Sand Summary

Not All Sunshine & Sand: The Tales of a UK-Middle East Truck Driver by Paul Rowlands

Recounting his many hair-raising experiences as a truck driver on the Middle East run, some of them humorous, some alarming, Paul Rowlands recalls the camaraderie of the trucking fraternity. This book takes the reader on a ride through foreign lands in the cab of a long-haul lorry, providing an insider's perspective on overland travel. A tremendous tale, in which run-ins with the locals, dramatic encounters with foreign drivers and mechanical problems seem the norm for a long-haul lorry driver. Paul Rowlands takes us into his world as a truck driver, initially around rural Suffolk and the rest of the UK, before embarking on the Middle East run. The long-distance lorry driver deals with life in the raw, with many hardships and occasional comforts: difficulties are tempered by the sheer beauty of mountain passes, lakeside stops and the generous hospitality of the people he meets. Trucking camaraderie has seen Paul through many a crisis, and he shares the belief that help is always at hand when a fellow driver is facing a problem. First published in hardback in 2010, this is the first paperback edition.

About Paul Rowlands

Born in The Rhondda, South Wales, Paul Rowlands' first job was with the Civil Service, but his love for travel led to his becoming a long-distance truck driver. Paul lives in Ipswich, Suffolk and continues to work as a truck driver/roadie.

Table of Contents

1. You're Doing WHAT? 2. GBP17 6s 3d 3. Thank You Draiver! 4. Crunch and Graunch! 5. Never Get Any Trouble Round 'Ere 6. Got Your Passport Then, Son? 7. Middle East Here I Come! 8. The Day is Nigh 9. Big Women! 10. Turkey! 11. 900 Miles to Abadan! 12. Any Chance of a Lift Mate? 13. Water Melon Man 14. Irate Stowaways! 15. Ekmek and Egg 16. Somewhere East of Plovdiv 17. 600 Miles East of Ankara 18. Ladas and Lollipops 19. Their Eyes are Everywhere! 20. Poo bare! 21. Tahir Village 22. Charioteer? 23. A Bit of a Headache 24. Aw Smudger, Don't Do That! 25. Human Frailty! 26. 10,000 Miles of Excitement! 27. A Different Tack 28. Monte Carlo or Bust! 29. Make Do and Mend 30. Too Much Potential for Grief?

Additional information

GOR005786283
9781908397690
1908397691
Not All Sunshine & Sand: The Tales of a UK-Middle East Truck Driver by Paul Rowlands
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Fox Chapel Publishers International
2013-04-01
304
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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