Humour/Travel - Published by Chineway Press
What do you do when you hit fifty-five and discover you’ve turned into a grumpy and obsessive old git? For a post-war baby-boomer – a member of the ageless rock generation – this is a desperate situation in need of a radical solution.
John Caunt concludes that the answer to his affliction lies in a new challenge, a trip on footpaths and minor roads from Land’s End to John O’Groats that will give him the chance to sort himself out and recover the spirit of his lost youth. Zen and the Art of Hip-Joint Maintenance is a wry and entertaining account of his bumbling progress through Britain, with his undersized walking boots, oversized cycling shorts and outsized collection of hobby-horses. He reflects upon the people, places and experiences of the journey, the engaging as well as the enraging, and attempts to grapple with some of the great questions of life – why do starlings drop dead on supermarket forecourts, and what is the precise biological function of ear hair in mid-fifties males?