Would you cheer if they sent you to Coventry?
Could you stick up for Stoke or big-up Bracknell?
Can you handle the thrill of Rhyl, the heaven of Hull or the mirth of Tydfil?
In You are Awful, Tim Moore drives his Austin Maestro round all the places on our beloved island that nobody wants to go to – our most miserable towns, shonkiest hotels, scariest pubs, and silliest sea zoos...
But as the soggy, decrepit quest unfolds he finds himself oddly smitten, and the result is a rousing, nostalgic celebration of mad, bad But I Like You Britain.
"Funny and squirmingly vivid"
"There aren’t many travel writers funnier than Tim Moore"
"A fine piece of comic writing...by the end of the book he is, unlike his Maestro, firing on all cylinders"
"A pilgrimage to the most derelict, unlovable and forlorn parts of Britain"