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Billy Connolly's Route 66

by Billy Connolly

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PUBLISHED: 10th May 2012
ISBN: 9780751547092
ANNOTATION:
A classic combination of travel, humour, music, and modern American history.
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  • Paperback
    $22.20
PUBLISHED: 10th May 2012
ISBN: 9780751547092
ANNOTATION:
A classic combination of travel, humour, music, and modern American history.

Annotation

A classic combination of travel, humour, music, and modern American history.

Publisher Description

The best-loved comedian in Britain heads off on the most famous highway in the world on an unforgettable journey.

Having always dreamed about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66, Billy Connolly is finally heading off on the ride of a lifetime. Travelling all 2,488 miles of this epic road, known as 'The Main Street of America', the Big Yin will share the experiences of the countless travellers who have taken the journey before him. The tales he'll gather on the way, from the skyscrapers of Chicago through the Wild West badlands of Oklahoma and Texas and on to the beaches of the Pacific coast, will tell the story of modern America. And they might just inspire a few readers to get on their bikes as well.

With his unrivalled instinct for a good story and the affability that has endeared him to millions of fans, Billy is the ultimate companion for the ultimate road trip.

Back Cover

Britain's best-loved comedian hits the most famous highway in the world on an unforgettable journey. Billy Connolly, music-lover, biker, and scourge of the beige and bland the world over, has dreamed about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66 since he heard Chuck Berry belting out one of the greatest rock 'n' roll records of all time. And now he's finally had the chance to do it, travelling every mile on his custom-made trike in search of the real America that can still be found beyond the nation's freeways. Taking in both the essential icons and the hidden gems of the 'Mother Road', Billy also meets up with plenty of the memorable characters who call it home along the way. With his unrivalled instinct for a good story, and the infectious enthusiasm that has made him our most engaging national treasure, Billy Connolly is the ultimate guide to the ultimate road trip.

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Britain's best-loved comedian hits the most famous highway in the world on an unforgettable journey. Billy Connolly, music-lover, biker, and scourge of the beige and bland the world over, has dreamed about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66 since he heard Chuck Berry belting out one of the greatest rock 'n' roll records of all time. And now he's finally had the chance to do it, travelling every mile on his custom-made trike in search of the real America that can still be found beyond the nation's freeways. Taking in both the essential icons and the hidden gems of the 'Mother Road', Billy also meets up with plenty of the memorable characters who call it home along the way. With his unrivalled instinct for a good story, and the infectious enthusiasm that has made him our most engaging national treasure, Billy Connolly is the ultimate guide to the ultimate road trip.

Author Biography

Billy Connolly is a world-renowned, award-winning comedian, musician, presenter, author and actor.

Long Description

The best-loved comedian in Britain heads off on the most famous highway in the world on an unforgettable journey.Having always dreamed about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66, Billy Connolly is finally heading off on the ride of a lifetime. Travelling all 2,488 miles of this epic road, known as 'The Main Street of America', the Big Yin will share the experiences of the countless travellers who have taken the journey before him. The tales he'll gather on the way, from the skyscrapers of Chicago through the Wild West badlands of Oklahoma and Texas and on to the beaches of the Pacific coast, will tell the story of modern America. And they might just inspire a few readers to get on their bikes as well.With his unrivalled instinct for a good story and the affability that has endeared him to millions of fans, Billy is the ultimate companion for the ultimate road trip.

Review Quote

"You don't have to be planning a trip on Route 66 or even like travelling to enjoy this very entertaining book. Highly recommended."

Promotional "Headline"

A classic combination of travel, humour, music, and modern American history.

Description for Sales People

Billy Connolly is indisputably a national treasure. He is consistently voted Britain's favourite comedian.

Product Details

Author
Billy Connolly
Pages
400
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0751547093
ISBN-13
9780751547092
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2012-05-10
Subtitle
The Big Yin on the Ultimate American Road Trip
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Section: 32, colour photos
Short Title
BILLY CONNOLLYS ROUTE 66
Language
English
Media
Book
Audience
General/Trade