Plum's Grand Tour: A Farce - Ian NorrieMacdonald & Janes, 1978, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine.
From the cover: “Bernard Plum’s grand tour wasn’t planned — it happened. A journalist, he was sent to France to write a series of articles about quiet secluded hotels. With him went his wife, their twin sons, and Uncle Donald (who knew about Abroad). Bernard’s brief was to disguise the true identity of the hotels he found, while giving sufficient clues for his up-market readership to identify them and thus win a free holiday. His method of succeeding was unorthodox, and caused unforeseen complications, for even rural France was not far enough away from Fleet Street to avoid the rivalry of competing Press Lords. Soon the Plums found themselves in Italy, involved in discovering the whereabouts of a miraculous missal as well as holiday hideaways.
Anyone who has been brave enough to tackle Bloody Abroad, unpackaged, will sympathize with the Plums’ experiences, though not everyone becomes involved with E.E.C. surplus food stocks, or an international book festival devoted to pornography.
This hilarious account of what could (and does) happen when innocents meet French plumbing, or Italian drivers, will convince the devoted armchair traveller that his is without doubt the safest form of travel, and make the more intrepid grateful for having survived unscathed.”