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The author and her husband devised a simple plan – to take a tent and the dog and drive around the perimeter of France. Like many simple plans it went wrong before it started and they ended up with two dogs and a campervan named Tinkerbelle.

On the second day of their journey Tinkerbelle begins to self-destruct, helped by the new dog who does his best to eat her from the in
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Paperback, 250 pages
Published May 18th 2012 by CreateSpace (first published March 1st 2006)
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Jennifer
Oct 03, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Okay, I read the description of this book on the Goodreads Giveaway list, signed up to win a free copy, and then promptly bought the book on my Nook. (I did withdraw from the drawing.) I was taken aback to find out this book weighs in at a hefty 668 pages! Then I started reading.....and giggling. In almost no time, I was nearly 100 pages into the book and we had barely left Bretagne! What is really nice, from my standpoint, is that the author is taking us on a tour de France by describing their ...more
Emily
Aug 07, 2012 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Travels with Tinkerbelle is, in the barest of terms, a travel diary. It carefully logs the places, the cuisine and the stories a couple and their two slightly mad dogs encounter on their tour de France.

Susie Kelly’s book is an adventure, just a more afforded, wine appreciating, dog walking type of adventure. Initially wary of the temperamental Tinkerbelle, their transport for the six weeks, and slightly nervous of their dogs, their companions for the next six weeks, you embark with them around
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Neens Bea
Nov 30, 2012 Neens Bea rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, travel, 2012
I absolutely loved this book! It is a travel diary, written in a very succinct style. Unlike some travel writers, Susie Kelly doesn't go on and on about things. She says what needs saying, and then moves on. There is probably no other way this book could be written - after all, it does cover 6,000 miles' worth of adventures! I loved the writing style, the premise ('circumnavigating' France in a motorhome called Tinkerbelle), the stories and adventures - and I absolutely adored the antics of Susi ...more
Joan Young
Jun 17, 2012 Joan Young rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Travels With Tinkerbelle - 6,000 Miles Around France In A Mechanical Wreck

Susie Kelly is at it again: she was gripped with the itching wanderlust that had to be scratched. She and her husband, Terry, decide to buy a small motorhome and circumnavigate France. The fact that their budget is minuscule is immaterial. The fact that they also have a dog that will go with them isn’t crazy enough, they decide to get another puppy to keep the dog company. She describes the first dog as small. Several chap
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Pat Sharpe
May 10, 2016 Pat Sharpe rated it really liked it
Funny book about an English couple who travel around the coast of France with two dogs in a camper and the adventures that they have. The camper has a lot of mechanical problems, the dogs get into their own adventures. Lots of stories about history which are interesting.
Dereka
Jun 18, 2014 Dereka rated it it was amazing
This is my third Susie Kelley so I need not say more. But I will! If you like France, dogs, camping, traveling, food, history and funny/grumpy/clever/emotional women, you will enjoy this book.
Helen
Jun 03, 2015 Helen rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. Susie Kelly made me feel like I was there travelling with them. Very informative and easy to read. It gave a good insight into the different regions of France. I loved the dogs especially Dobby and the antics they got up too. A brilliant and humorous read.
June
Jan 04, 2015 June rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More than a travel book

Loved all her books this one especially. We travel full time in an RV so her memories of some campsites are hilarious. A moving travelogue of France. Great read.
Jen ƸӜƷ
Jun 07, 2014 Jen ƸӜƷ rated it really liked it
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An enjoyable read about traveling through France, amusing anecdotes and historical as well as cultural tidbits about the country. I especially loved reading about Alsace since I studied there many years ago.
John
Oct 11, 2013 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel, ebooks
Not a bad story by any means, just not wildly amusing either, more a typical "we went here and saw that" type with some amusing highlights here and there. Recommended for dog people and vegetarians, as those aspects of their travels featured regularly.
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