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Around the World - On Expenses
Peter Biddlecombe takes us on another irreverent global tour, snubbing his nose at the "gimmick tourists" and carrying on doing what he does best—business, all over the world, with a wonderfully diverse range of characters. Power-players in Milan, storm-trooping language police in Toronto, and just general chaos in Kinshasa are a mere selection of the obstacles the interna ...more
Paperback, 378 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Little, Brown Book Group
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1/5 stars. I feel bad to be the first person on this site to review this book (the one star I did award is, unfortunately, a pity star). I did not enjoy it at all. I love Bill Bryson, and thought this may be in the same vein as BB's material. But I was wrong - where Bryson's books are the works of a funny man relating his travels, Biddlecombe's was the relation of a traveller who thinks he's funny but you kinda just want to punch in the face to get him to stop talking. The same few jokes are use ...more