- ISBN 9780553816372 / 0553816373
- Title Vroom With a View
- Author Peter Moore
- Category Travel Writing
- Format Paperback
- Year 2005
- Pages 359
- Publisher Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Language English
- Dimensions 198mm x 128mm x 194mm
Subtitled, “In Search Of Italy's Dolce Vita On A '61 Vespa”. Peter Moore turns forty and chases a boyhood dream of riding around Italy on a 1960s Vespa motorcycle.
Readers will fall for a side of Italy rarely seen with the just-turned-forty Peter Moore rattling around the country on the back of an ageing Vespa scooter — like himself, a little rough around the edges, and a bit slow in the mornings perhaps, but basically still OK.
“'Its punning title sets the tone for this off-beat travel book...touched by romance and haunted by the glamour of Sophia Loren, it's a larky, laddish tale of roadside picnics, bad behaviour and attempting to re-enact 'Roman Holiday” YOU magazine “'Moore has the parched dry wit, the solid brass cojones of a true traveller and rare eye for the madness of the wider world'” JOHN BIRMINGHAM “'Moore is the genuine article, a traveller's traveller...inspirational stuff'” FHM magazine “'Haunted by the glamour of Sophia Loren, it's a larky, laddish tale'” — Mail On Sunday “'Peter Moore...the Jim Carrey of travel writing, has tapped out another racy travelogue' ” — Sunday Herald
Peter Moore is an itinerant hobo who is lucky enough to be able to support his insatiable travel habit (he has visited 92 countries so far) through writing. He is the author of The Wrong Way Home, The Full Montezuma, Swahili for the Broken-Hearted (shortlisted for the WHSmith People's Choice Travel Book Award), Vroom with a View and the classic alternative travel guide, No Shitting in the Toilet. When he is not on the road, you'll find Peter in either London or Sydney watching 'Neighbours'. Sad, really.