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You are Awful (But I Like You: Travels Around Unloved Britain (Original 2012; 2012. Auflage)

von Tim Moore

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It began with an accidental daytrip to an intriguingly awful resort on the Thames Estuary and ended 3,812 miles later. This is one man's journey through deep-fried, brownfield, poundshop Britain, a crash course in urban blight, deranged civic planning and commercial eccentricity.
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Titel:You are Awful (But I Like You: Travels Around Unloved Britain
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Info:Jonathan Cape (2012), Paperback, 288 pages
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Moore has excelled himself with this book. It is almost as good and as funny as french revolutions.

He takes himself on a tour of some of the worst parts of Britain, in one of the worst cars made, an Austin Maestro, with the worst 358 songs as his sound track. It takes him up the east of the country around Scotland and back down the west side and into Wales. He stays at the hotels and guest houses that have only just managed to score a single star.

And yet through all this he still finds things and places that he likes. Very funny, his wit (read sarcasm) is excellent, but the depths that some of these parts of the country have got to is despairing. ( )
  PDCRead | Apr 6, 2020 |
Having been to a fair few miserable places in Britain it was good to have Moore around to back up my beliefs. Moore, whose "Frost on my Moustache" is my favorite travelogue, travels around to all the worst places in Britain, staying at the worst hotels and trying all the worst experiences. He sometimes has fun despite this, including singing along to "Aga Doo".

My only complaint would be that the final section of "You are Awful ..." is very rushed and Moore even admits he basically gave up on writing the last 50 or so pages. Still, worth a read for its odd chuckle. ( )
  MiaCulpa | Jan 10, 2018 |
This was an ok read - skim through the slack bits. In all it gets a bit depressing to have someone deliberately describe all the bits of England that are probablyt best avoided. ( )
  adrianburke | Nov 21, 2015 |
I enjoyed Tim Moores travel round the UK. He goes to the worst towns samples the worst pubs and food. He also drives the worst car doing this journey an Austin Maestro.
Funny tales about the towns and characters he meets along the way. I do wish it had some photos though. ( )
  Daftboy1 | Jul 27, 2013 |
Didn't' finish ( )
  hazelnicholson | Jul 14, 2012 |
More than a quarter of Merthyr Tydfil’s residents claim incapacity benefits. A third of its children leave school with no qualifications. A tenth of its patients are prescribed antidepressants. Nearly three-fifths of its population are overweight or obese.
This may not sound like ideal material from which to fashion an amusing book, but somehow Tim Moore manages it. Moore has made a career out of writing quirky travelogues: in Do Not Pass Go, for example, he visited all the streets mentioned on the original Monopoly board, and in Spanish Steps he trekked across Spain with a donkey.
Now, in You Are Awful (But I Like You), he tours what he calls “unloved Britain”, stopping off at our most miserable towns, gasping at our most hideous architecture, shivering in our worst-reviewed hotels and forcing down our most disgusting delicacies.
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It began with an accidental daytrip to an intriguingly awful resort on the Thames Estuary and ended 3,812 miles later. This is one man's journey through deep-fried, brownfield, poundshop Britain, a crash course in urban blight, deranged civic planning and commercial eccentricity.

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