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Flash & Brash With Fries On The Side

by Ann Rickard

Book Size:208 x 137 x 19 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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A very funny read on life in the U.S

Award winning travel author Ann Rickard decided to take a road trip around California (with a small detour to Nevada and Las Vegas). With her husband Geoffrey they hire a car and explore the breadth and depth of this rich and fascinating American state: there's the gold country and cowboy towns, the glamour of Hollywood and the breathtaking nature of Yosemite, junk food and gourmet cuisine, the 800 miles (not kilometres) of beautiful coastline and, to the author's great relief and delight, a wine region.

Ann declares at the outset that she likes America and Americans, and this is reflected in the narrative as she reveals the weird and wacky side of the Californian Dream with light-hearted insights and comical asides. Geoffrey, he of the ever-ready corkscrew, keeps a steady hand on the wheel as this road trip unravels. Follow the quintessential Aussie couple as they check out the biggest trees, the biggest sandwiches, the biggest houses and the biggest backsides on the planet. Yes, this is California, but not as you've seen it before.

About the Author

Ann Rickard

Ann Rickard is a feature writer at The Noosa News, writes a weekly column for the Sunshine Coast Daily and writes freelance for other travel publications. Having had thoughts about a career as a travel author, Ann decided to write a book about her Italian travels. It was so successful that she has consequently written about her travels in the USA, Greece and France. Her latest book, Ooh La La A French Romp is the hilarious tale of her first venture as a travel guide.

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