The Journey That Never Was: Around the World in a Mini in the early 1960's

Mereo Books, Mereobook, MereoBooks
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 To Jeanne de Ferranti’s business-minded parents, it was dismissed as an irresponsible waste of time, and it quickly became ‘the journey that never was’. It didn’t enter the record books, and it was never reported in the press. But to Jeanne and her friend and co-driver Jane, it was rather a big adventure. Back in the early 1960s, as two young women in their twenties, they drove one of the first Minis right round the world, and made it home in one piece.
The pair survived endless mechanical breakdowns and a major road accident, enduring hunger, thirst, poverty, bureaucratic red tape and food which ranged from the delightful to the disgusting. They frequently had to fight off the attentions of amorous men, even, at one point, escaping from an attempted rape at knifepoint. But along the way they experienced the kindness of many strangers and saw some of the greatest sights the world has to offer, finally making it safely home two years after they had set out.

This, half a century on, is Jeanne’s enthralling account of the round-the world adventure which at the time was simply swept under the carpet.
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Mereo Books, Mereobook, MereoBooks
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Published on
Jan 25, 2019
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781861513700
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English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Adventurers & Explorers
Biography & Autobiography / General
Travel / Asia / Far East
Travel / Asia / General
Travel / Asia / India & South Asia
Travel / Australia & Oceania
Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Travel / Europe / Eastern
Travel / General
Travel / Middle East / Egypt
Travel / Middle East / General
Travel / Special Interest / Adventure
Young Adult Nonfiction / Travel
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