I could have been a stoker for a vertical wimple crimper: Classic tales from Canada (Paperback)
Award-winning travel writer Geoff Hill is on top form with this brilliant collection of funny, moving and thoughtful tales from travels in Canada, winner of two national travel writing awards.
After surviving the near-death experience of walking to work in Ontario, he sets off by train and bus as far west as Vancouver, as far north as the Yukon and as far east as Newfoundland.
On the way, he discovers time travel in Toronto, tracks down the famous frog of Fredericton and Painless Parker the dentist, eats the mighty forests of New Brunswick, gets screeched in as an honorary Newfoundlander and realises all too late that he could have had an alternative career as a stoker for a vertical wimple crimper.
18 books include accounts of epic motorbike journeys Way to Go, The Road to Gobblers Knob, Oz and In Clancy's Boots, recreating the journey of Carl Stearns Clancy, the first person to take a motorbike around the world 100 years ago - complete with Clancy's original boots.
His travel writing has won multiple UK, European and World awards.
Hill has travel writing genius in his very soul. The funniest travel writer in our business.
Julie Shmueli and David Rosenberg, organisers of Travelex UK travel writing awards
One of the most talented travel writers ever.
Melissa Shales, Chairman, British Guild of Travel Writers
The funniest travel writer in print.
Tom Adair, The Scotsman