Uneasy Rider - Confessions of a Reluctant Traveller by Allie Sommerville


By Alison Pritchard

Publisher : new generation books

ABOUT Alison Pritchard

Alison Pritchard
I love all things arty, especially Art History.Italy is my favourite country.Ballet and tap dancing are my favourite pastimes, apart from writing and singing.



The Antidote to Travel Books!

Ever wanted to buy a second hand campervan and take it round Europe?
Or maybe you already have?
Uneasy Rider - Confessions of a Reluctant Traveller, where brakes fail on mountain passes, a witch curses and Germans travel in a Tardis ...
Join us on our travels where things don't always go as planned - if they were planned in the first place!

Things rarely go to plan on holiday, and travelling round foreign parts in a second-hand campervan is fraught with mishaps! My dream initially was to take a 'van round Spain to follow in the footsteps of Laurie Lee in his book, 'As I walked Out One Midsummer Morning', where he walks through Spain on the cusp of the Civil War. The van wasn't as reliable as its former owner claimed, so my rather nervous disposition wasn't suited to this free-wheeling type of travel. Luckily my Other Half is practically minded, so things USUALLY could be sorted out without dire consequences. Unable to sell our little home-from-home for several years after this first trip, we continued to take the Eurotunnel to France and beyond for several years after ...

Review on Amazon by JAWSMC (John Smith)
"This book is definitely worth a read if you own or are thinking of owning a motorhome.
Why ?
Well certainly not because it is full of handy hints and technical doodads, it isn't
It is written from the perspective of a really 'normal' young lady about her and her husbands travels throughout Europe in their various wheeled homes.
It is written in a way every one( men and women ) can and will empathise with, telling of the ups, downs, trials and tribulations of motorhome life.
It is probably the most entertaining 'factual' book I have ever read.. To call it merely a travel book would be a travesty.
There is one down side.. It ended too soon and left me longing for more of the same !"

Entry on my BLOG by Sue Lacosta
"HI I've laughed so much reading extracts from your book. I'd already ordered it from Amazon before reading (i'd seen it on some camper van web site) and I'm so glad I did. I'm trying to talk my french/spanish husband into the purchase of a campervan particularly for my (our) dream trip of just wandering around europe when we retire in just a few years time. We both know Arcos well and I felt I was there with you on that trek up to the parador. We've had some hairy moments in our car when travelling through Spain and have also been helped by locals who didn't seem to understand what the fuss was about! ...Anyway, just wanted to say that I know that I'm going to enjoy the read and wait in anticipation of delivery... Keep on writing as you've got a great style. Kind regards Sue"