• Free Country A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain
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**THE AMAZON #1 HUMOUR, #1 TRAVEL AND #1 SPORT BESTSELLER**

"…spent last night laughing so much my coffee came out my eyes…"

"…this book is quite simply the best I've read in years…"

"…a completely bonkers challenge and a brilliantly funny read, I couldn't put it down…"

"…it reminded me of some of Danny Wallace and Dave Gorman's best bits…"

"…this wonderful story had me crying with laughter more often than not…"

"…inspiring, uplifting, need I say more? Quite brilliant…"

"…funny, totally engrossing and actually quite moving…"

"…one of the most heart-warming, genuinely funny books I have read in a long time…"

"…not many books keep me up 'till 4am, endangering my marriage in the process… Read it now…"

"…for the price of half a pint of beer you'll fill at least 4 pint glasses with tears of laughter…"

FREE COUNTRY: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain

The plan is simple. George and Ben have three weeks to cycle 1000 miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland. There is just one small problem… they have no bikes, no clothes, no food and no money. Setting off in just a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts, they attempt to rely on the generosity of the British public for everything from food to accommodation, clothes to shoes, and bikes to beer.

During the most hilarious adventure, George and Ben encounter some of Great Britain's most eccentric and extraordinary characters and find themselves in the most ridiculous situations. Free Country is guaranteed to make you laugh (you may even shed a tear). It will restore your faith in humanity and leave you with a big smile on your face and a warm feeling inside.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3662 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0085W00M8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

A unique category on the End To End Nutter scale

 on 20 April 2016
By Amazon Customer
There are several categories of people who complete the End to End trip. These in short are as follows

Two Men, Two Pairs of Union Jack Boxer Shorts, One Hilarious Life Affirming Journey

 on 17 April 2017
By A. Cole
Don’t you hate it when peoples reviews say, Laugh out loud funny.

Hilarious and heartwarming

 on 9 January 2018
By Iain61
I was somewhat dubious about the premise of this adventure – maybe 50 years ago it could have worked but in the uncaring noughties – or whatever you call this decade? Admittedly they bypass most of the big towns on the trip between Lands End and John O’Groats so a cynic can claim that only rural life in Britain is still so heart-warmingly altruistic. Our heroes on their scrounging expedition always manage to find a warm heart somewhere, even if they were pushed to the limits a couple of times. Admittedly some of the food they were offered on the way one could regard as stolen from employers (not by our heroes of course) but generally the friendship, good cheer and trust shown by the vast majority of the people coming into contact with the adventurers was hugely reassuring as well as counter-intuitive in our sceptical world. Although the whole book is hilarious I have to admit to shedding a tear or two at some of the completely unabashed kindness shown. A massive feelgood book.

Well written – Comical and informative.

 on 22 January 2017
By Mr I Spruce
Don’t normally read this kind of book, much prefer fiction, but must admit this is very well written, and the comedy aspect of it keeps you coming back.

A laugh out loud read

 on 9 March 2017
By Rob
My 30 minute lunch sitting in my van won’t be the same now I have finished this hilarious book. If you like an easy lighthearted read, then give this book a go. If you can imagine what two guys would say and do when left to complete a long journey by themselves, then you get the idea of this book. Lots of blokey comments and silly things that only two friends could get away with saying to each other. I admire them immensely for what they achieved, I for one wouldn’t have the brass neck to get away with what they did. Loved it so much, I shall buy more of George’s books right away.

Very funny memoir

 on 30 March 2018
By Stephanie Jane
I haven’t giggled at a book so much as this for ages. Free Country is a very funny memoir as well as being a timely read to restore a little of my faith in Britain and British people in these divisive Brexit times. George and his friend Ben set out from Land’s End with no preparation, no money, no gear and (almost) no clothes, just a half-baked idea that the kindness and generosity of the Great British Public will see them through 1000 miles to John O’Groats. And (spoiler alert!) most of the time they are proved right.

A good read, follow the exploits of two people trusting their fate to the hands of the GB people.

 on 4 July 2018
By renaissanceanne
I didn’t have very high expectations of this book, I just wanted something light as a contrast from what I had been reading. However I found almost from the first section that I was engaged with the two boys and their crazy challenge, to cycle the length of Britain starting with nothing but a pair of underpants each. It was quite remarkable how putting their trust in the generosity of the Great British public was worth doing! I also enjoyed their perspective on parts of the countryside I thought I knew well, and those I didn’t. I would recommend this book and may even read the others he has written.

FREE COUNTRY

 on 21 August 2017
By Gray Freeman
Free Country – George Mahood. AMAZON

A journey worth joining

 on 1 January 2017
By Olivia32
I was not sure what genre of book to read next but remembered my love for travel stories. This popped up as a suggested read and is all about two men cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats without spending any money. I love a freebie and hope to complete a LEJOG or JOGLE journey one day.

An interesting way to attempt Land’s End to John O’Groats…

 on 26 June 2017
By Pete
People do the strangest things but in doing so, they uncover the genuine support of the general public who will rarely fail to help them out where required. Attempting to cycle the Land’s End to John O’Groats trip is nothing new but by starting with absolutely nothing – no money, no food and not even the required bicycles – the pair face an uphill challenge from the start. Luckily they do have a pair of patriotic boxer shorts each to spare their blushes.
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