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  • Published: 3 November 2003
  • ISBN: 9781863254144
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99
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Vroom With A View


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He was an Australian author approaching forty. She was a fading Italian beauty from the sixties. They spent an unforgettable summer together, a magical road trip from Milan to Rome. Only one thing stood in the way of perfect love - Sophia was a motor scooter.

After a late night Tai Bo fitness commercial warns him that his life will be over after 40, Peter Moore decides to pursue a boyhood dream sparked by watching old black and white movies of Sophia Loren riding motor scooters - to putt-putt around Italy on a 1960s Vespa, living la dolce vita.
Of course, it couldn't be just any Vespa. With his 40th birthday approaching, Peter wanted a bike as old as he was and in the same condition - a little rough around the edges, but still going okay. And it had to have saddle seats. And a temperamental electrical system. And a little too much chrome. Basically the sort of motor scooter you'd see a young Marcello Mastroianni riding wearing a sharp suit and a pair of Ray Bans.
From picnicking in the Italian alps to attempting to gate-crash Frances Mayes's villa and re-enacting 'Roman Holiday', VROOM WITH A VIEW is as much a romance as a travel adventure. Not only does Peter sweep the woman of his dreams off her feet, he falls in love with a side of Italy others rarely see, along with Sophia of course – 

  • Pub date: 3 November 2003
  • ISBN: 9781863254144
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the Author

Peter Moore

Peter Moore is an itinerant hobo who is lucky enough to be able to support his insatiable travel habit (he has visited over 100 countries on his travels) through writing. He is the author of several acclaimed travel books – The Wrong Way Home, The Full Montezuma, Swahili for the Broken-Hearted (shortlisted for the WHSmith People's Choice Travel Book Award) and Vroom with a View as well as the classic alternative travel guide, No Shitting in the Toilet. When he's not on the road living out of his senselessly overweight backpack, he alternates between London and Sydney with his collection of souvenir plastic snow domes and Kinder Surprise toys.

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