The 40-Year-Old Vespa Virgin [NOOK Book]

Overview

In the summer he turned 40, Peter Moore bought a Vespa as old as he was and rode it from Milan to Rome. It was a trip that took him through medieval stone towns, patchworked fields and into the hearts of all the Italians he met. This is an abridged version of Peter's book about the trip, Vroom with a View, published by Random House. It first appeared in the Lonely Planet anthology, Flightless.
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Overview

In the summer he turned 40, Peter Moore bought a Vespa as old as he was and rode it from Milan to Rome. It was a trip that took him through medieval stone towns, patchworked fields and into the hearts of all the Italians he met. This is an abridged version of Peter's book about the trip, Vroom with a View, published by Random House. It first appeared in the Lonely Planet anthology, Flightless.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011120718
  • Publisher: Peter Moore
  • Publication date: 8/29/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 134,597
  • File size: 105 KB

Meet the Author

Peter Moore

Peter Moore is Australia's best-loved travel author. His first book, No Shitting in the Toilet, quickly became a backpacker classic. His second, The Wrong Way Home, is regarded as 'must-read' for those considering taking the overland route from London to Sydney. And Vroom with a View, which captures the unbridled joy of jumping on a Vespa and riding around Italy.


His other books include The Full Montezuma (travelling around Central America with the Girl Next Door), Swahili for the Broken-Hearted (Cape Town to Cairo by any means possible), Same Same But Different (the Mekong Delta on a '64 Vespa) and Vroom by the Sea (the sunny parts of Italy on a bright orange Vespa).


Peter is currently working on a book about Britain called Blimey: One man's attempt to become a Brit on the side.


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  • Posted December 28, 2010

    Quick overview of some must-see places in Italy

    Enjoyed this quick trip down memory lane of places I've visited. Good writing style, will think abbout buying full book.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Recommend

    fun!!! Thanks

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    Posted January 21, 2013

    Fun quick read

    A sample of a bigger work. This stands on its own pretty well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    Ok

    I just couldn't get into the book. I am sure that someone else will like it. J...... :(

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  • Posted April 7, 2012

    Cute story

    I enjoyed this short story and would recommend it

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

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