Not Quite Lost

Not Quite Lost : Travels Without a Sense of Direction

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As featured on BBC Radio Devon, BBC Lincolnshire, BBC Wiltshire, BBC Berkshire, BBC Oxford and BBC Bristol

In life there's the fast lane, and then there's the scenic route. Take your time getting there and you might meet people whose stories are as gripping as those of any famous name.

In Not Quite Lost, Roz Morris celebrates the hidden dramas in the apparently ordinary. Her childhood home, with a giant star-gazing telescope on the horizon and a garden path that disappears under next door's house. A tour guide in Glastonbury who is having a real-life romance with a character from Arthurian legend. A unit on a suburban business park where people are preparing to deep-freeze each other when they die.

But even low-key travel has its hazards, and Roz nearly runs down several gentlemen from Porlock when her brakes give up on her. She takes her marriage vows in a language she doesn't speak, has a Strictly-style adventure when she stumbles into a job as a flashmob dancer, and hears an unexpected message in an experiment in ESP.

Wry, romantic, amused and wonder-struck, Not Quite Lost is an ode to the quiet places you never realised might tell you a tale.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 127 x 202 x 10.92mm | 208.65g
  • Spark Furnace
  • Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1909905925
  • 9781909905924
  • 1,758,584

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'Filled with charm and wit ... from small giggles to full-on guffaws' - Davida Chazan aka The Chocolate Lady

'Turns the mundane into the hilarious or the dramatic' - Andrew Collins

'I devoured most of it in a single, long, bewitched session' - Henry Hyde

'Bloody good - keep a copy in your guest room and you'll never see your guests' - Clare Flynn

'Laugh-out-loud moments and old-fashioned GOOD writing' - Icy Sedgwick

'Move over, Bill Bryson ... beguiling' - Peter Snell, independent bookseller
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50 ratings
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4 32% (16)
3 8% (4)
2 2% (1)
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