You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of our FREE Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: $5.99
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Is This the Road to Stratford? (Planning to the 'Nth Book 3) by [Waight, Coral]
Kindle App Ad

Is This the Road to Stratford? (Planning to the 'Nth Book 3) Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition, 23 Mar 2017
"Please retry"
$5.99

Length: 211 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English
  • Similar books to Is This the Road to Stratford? (Planning to the 'Nth Book 3)

EOFY Sale
Save up to 70% on Kindle Books. Sale ends 30 June 2017 at 11:59 pm AEST. Shop now

Product description

Product Description

Coral Waight started travelling alone at the age of 60. After four road trips around Tasmania, south of where she lives in Melbourne, Australia, she crossed the Tasman Sea to explore both islands of New Zealand. With these experiences under her belt, she took the leap to the other side of the world: England. In a malevolent rental car, baffled by indecipherable road signs and terrorised by huge roundabouts, she journeyed from Yorkshire, through Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, to London.

On the way, she discovered medieval cities and great heritage estates; pretty villages, pubs and chicken and leek pie; a castle where Robin Hood could actually have fought it out with the Sheriff of Nottingham, and the mighty home where Miss Elizabeth Bennett fell for a dripping Mr. Darcy, fresh from his dip in the lake. Having always wanted to drop 'when I was at Oxford' into a conversation, she booked into Balliol College, and wandered the streets, soaked in centuries of history and academia. She communed with her favourite authors, the Brontes and Charles Dickens, and slaked her thirst for theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon and London's West End.

Coral learnt much along the way: that it's unpleasant being woken on an aeroplane by a cup of boiling tea down your front; that you can't smuggle a bottle of water through security at Kuala Lumpur airport; that you can see theatre in London for half the price of Melbourne; that Harrods is seriously weird, and that you need a university education (preferably at Oxford) to understand English road signs.

Coral's 'Planning to the 'Nth' series describes the challenges, pitfalls - and joys - of a woman, 'of an age', discovering the world - at last.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2693 KB
  • Print Length: 211 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XTNSGYB
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #323,557 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
click to open popover

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
With a bit of luck you may already have followed Coral around the wilds of Tasmania and across 'the ditch' to New Zealand in her previous books. These however were merely a warm up run for the more daunting prospect of heading OS to jolly old England. Our 'lady of an age' goes it alone once more, starting in bustling Manchester before checking out York, Bronte country, Shakespeare's home of Stratford, Oxford and ultimately the crowd scene that is London. The whole adventure is one of challenges, surprises, curious characters, unplanned detours, inconsistent coffee and some very nice food. Any traveller contemplating a trip the UK, or anyone who simply enjoys journeys of the imagination, would do well to read Coral's humorous, educational and entertaining book. I for one am already looking forward to her next adventure.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I love reading about Coral's adventures. Every page is filled with great historical information and humorous anecdotes.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A very well written book, full of humour and snippets of historical events. Also it brings the film and TV locations to life. Well worth a read.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program)

Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars Is This the Road to Stratford? Review 7 May 2017
By Glenice - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Is This the Road to Stratford? is the third book in Coral Waight’s series Planning to the ‘Nth. She takes the reader by the hand and leads them through the joys and pitfalls experienced by an Australian woman travelling alone in England. However, this book is not just a travel story. A delicate balance is maintained between the personal, historical and geographic details. Coral is determined to discover the settings for her many constantly read and much loved books based in England. The personal stories are expertly woven throughout and I found the literary references to the Bronte Sisters and Dickens fascinating. The historical details are satisfying without being dull. Coral humorously shares with her reader her mistrust of timetables and the vagaries of English weather tempered by her joy of thatched cottages, latticed windows, and pretty cottage gardens. You find yourself empathising with her struggles to negotiate narrow lanes in a cantankerous hire car, terrible coffee, sleepless nights and sloshing through pelting rain
The story held my interest from start to finish. The use of the five senses and attention to detail was evident throughout this well researched book. Coral has the ability to make the reader feel as if they are walking beside her.
5.0 out of 5 stars Many good reasons to hit the road 20 June 2017
By Steve Davies - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
With a bit of luck you may already have followed Coral around the wilds of Tasmania and across 'the ditch' to New Zealand in her previous books. These however were merely a warm up run for the more daunting prospect of heading OS to jolly old England. Our 'lady of an age' goes it alone once more, starting in bustling Manchester before checking out York, Bronte country, Shakespeare's home of Stratford, Oxford and ultimately the crowd scene that is London. The whole adventure is one of challenges, surprises, curious characters, unplanned detours, inconsistent coffee and some very nice food. Any traveller contemplating a trip the UK, or anyone who simply enjoys journeys of the imagination, would do well to read Coral's humorous, educational and entertaining book. I for one am already looking forward to her next adventure.

Look for similar items by category