- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins - GB (6 October 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 000825785X
- ISBN-13: 978-0008257859
- Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 2.8 x 24.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1 Kg
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The Grand Tour Guide to the World Hardcover – 6 Oct 2017
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The Grand Tour stars Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May as three middle aged men who should know better. The trio previously worked on an obscure BBC car show before hitting the big time with The Grand Tour which is an epic show about adventure, excitement and friendship. As long as you accept that the people you call friends are also the ones you find most annoying.
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James May's Home Or Abroad
The Abroad is a marvellous place, full of interesting sights and sounds and people. But it’s also quite far away, and getting there involves a lot of fuss with passports and airports and remembering to pack the kind of clothes you don’t normally wear. Sometimes it would just be a lot easier to stay at home, where you know all the people, you don’t need to remember your passport in order to move about, the temperature is what you’re used to, you can wear your normal clothes and you know where everything is.
Of course, The Abroad can be fascinating and well worth the bother. It’s definitely a good idea to have a look at The Abroad every so often and then come home again, but sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma over whether to visit one of the interesting parts of The Abroad or to just stay at home. And that’s where this handy chart comes in.
|1||The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt: Oldest and most intact of the seven wonders of the world, giving a fascinating insight into the achievements of earlier civilisations||Home: Know where keys are. Pub is just round corner||Home|
|2||The Great Barrier Reef, Australia: One of the World’s largest coral reef and the single biggest structure made by living organisms, covering over 130,000 square miles and home to an incredible range of marine life||Home: Dry, not too hot, could pop out for last orders if you fancied it||Home|
|3||The Grand Canyon, USA: Epic 277 mile long, mile deep testament to the power of nature and of mankind’s smallness in the general scheme of things||Home: A manageable size and little risk of falling to certain death. They’ve got a new dartboard in the pub, by the way||Home|
|4||The Great Wall of China: Fascinating ancient fortification totalling over 13,000 miles giving a compelling insight into Chinese socio-political evolution||Home: Necessitates no travel whatsoever. Also, they’ve got some new crisps in the pub. There’s a sort of mustard flavour that’s nice||Home|
|5||Machu Picchu, Peru: 15th century Inca citadel providing awe inspiring insight into this ancient civilisation in breathtaking surroundings||Home: Much less walking, even if you have a big staircase. Also, there’s a quiz on at the pub tonight. I think Bob said he was going||Home|
|6||The Taj Mahal, India: Intricate and iconic mausoleum on the banks of Yamuna river, rightly famed for its beauty and majesty||Home: Also the name of a very excellent curry restaurant near your house. We could go there after the pub||Home|
|7||The Colosseum, Italy: Largest amphitheatre in history and a potent symbol of the imperial power and endurance of the Roman Empire||Home: Much less dusty, also much nearer the pub, which is where we should go now once you’ve shut up about bloody holidays again||Home|
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The pictures are very high quality and accurate.* The photo of a man called James May on page 214 in a speedo may be highly arousing (or triggering trauma) depending on your mental stability. (Clearly someone who is mentally stable will have the second reaction).
It is my understanding that the writer of this book is called Richard Porter, but some call him Dick. (Don't worry, I'm not one of those people).
This book is full of facts!** It does a great job of summarizing the first season of some internet show called The Grand Tour, but it does much more than that! (Though, it does not perform any tricks or favors). Fans of this show might enjoy this book.
Even with that in mind, I feel compelled to give this book five stars simply because there is a photo of a Cinnabar Orange Aston Martin DB11 between pages 94 and 95.
Also, pages 1-4 were bent in the corner and slightly torn on my copy. I may have to iron them out while humming a jolly tune just like James May irons his trousers.
*Some photoshop assembly required.
**And also falsities.
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