Andy Smart - A Hitch In Time
Combining comedy memoir, travel writing, and a wealth of unbelievable hair-raising situations, this autobiographical extravaganza chronicles the amazing early life of 80s comedy legend and Edinburgh veteran Andy Smart. Whether it's running with the bulls in Pamplona, juggling with pigs' kidneys in Covent Garden, sharing a sherry with Samuel Beckett or sleeping on the beach in Biarritz, Andy's travels in the late 70s and early 80s comprised a series of jaw-dropping, bizarre and gut-wrenching scenarios from which, amazingly, he emerged unscathed.
Inspired by Jack Kerouac's On the Road and Ernest Hemingway's Fiesta, Andy spent six years hitching all over Europe. One of his most memorable trips was in the World Cup year of 1982, where he saw an electrifying England vs France game in Bilbao. Accepting lifts that put him in dangerous and surreal scenarios, Andy's 72,000-mile road trip stands as a unique record of bohemian life in the late 1970s and early 80s.
In this hilarious memoir, Andy's outlandish travel tales are weaved into a host of memories from childhood and adolescence, resulting in a unique collection of dazzling comic anecdotes, which are collected together here for the first time in written form. Reading A Hitch In Time is like being in the front row at a hilarious comedy show. From Liverpool to Pamplona, A Hitch In Time is the rollicking road trip perfect for comedy lovers, travel enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies and football fans.
First published: Thursday 25th July 2019
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