The plan is simple. George and Ben have three weeks to cycle 1000 miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland. There is just one small problem… they have no bikes, no clothes, no food and no money. Setting off in just a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts, they attempt to rely on the generosity of the British public for everything from food to accommodation, clothes to shoes, and bikes to beer.
During the hilarious adventure, George and Ben encounter some of Great Britain’s most eccentric and extraordinary characters and find themselves in the ridiculous situations. Free Country is guaranteed to make you laugh (you may even shed a tear). It will restore your faith in humanity and leave you with a big smile on your face and a warm feeling inside.
My Review for Free Country
As you may know, I rarely give a book 5 stars, but this read had me gripped from the first paragraph!
I probably felt some sense of connection to George as he is from Northampton (10 miles from my house). If you are from the Northampton area then you will pick up on a few of the jokes about the delights of the Northampton Shoe Factory (which apparently is more interesting than Robert Burns House!).
I absolutely loved this book! Not only was it full of humour and many “laugh out loud” moments but the underlying message was quite powerful. There are more good people in the UK than bad!