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I’m Not Eating Any of That Foreign Muck by Brian Thacker

I’m Not Eating Any of That Foreign Muck by Brian Thacker

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I’m Not Eating Any of That Foreign Muck

(travels with me Dad)

by Brian Thacker

Allen & Unwin, 2005, ISBN 9781741145311, lightly illustrated with black and white photographs, paperback

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, uncreased spine, age toned pages (see photographs)

“One of the drawbacks to writing funny, irreverent and – worse yet – honest travel books is that you can’t stop your parents from reading them.  And once they have, they forever have the upper hand when it comes to knowing about all those insane overseas adventures, you’d really rather they didn’t.  In a fearsomely foolish display of pro-activity, Brian Thacker decides the only way to get his own back, and to finally uncover the truth about his Dad’s mysterious early life, is to scam a couple of business-clad flights and drag 72-year-old Harry Thacker off the couch and half way around the planet to such far-flung and exotic locations as Gibraltar, Sri Lanka, Malta, Singapore and – not forgetting that haven of the international jetset – Butlins Holiday Camp at Minehead in and attempt to retrace his Dad’s history.  Along the way Brian’s hoping to finally figure out just how Harry lost those two fingers on his right hand, not to mention where he picked up such an inexhaustible supply of truly awful jokes.  Which is all fine with Harry, just as long as Brian’s paying and Harry doesn’t have to eat any of that ‘bloody foreign muck’...”

 

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