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

By (author) Rowlands, Paul; Illustrated by Wales, Brian

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.

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  • 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?

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書名 Not All Sunshine & Sand : The Tales of a UK-Middle East Truck Driver
著作者等 Wales, Brian
Rowlands, Paul
書名別名 The Tales of a UK-Middle East Truck Driver
出版元 Old Pond Publishing Ltd
刊行年月 2013.04.01
ページ数 304p
大きさ H198 x W129
ISBN 9781908397690
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス