Not All Sunshine & Sand by Rowlands Paul
Recounting his many hair-raising experiences as a truck driver on the Middle East run some of them humorous some alarming Paul Rowlands recalls the camaraderie of the trucking fraternity. This book takes the reader on a ride through foreign lands in the cab of a long-haul lorry providing an insider's perspective on overland travel. A tremendous tale in which run-ins with the locals dramatic encounters with foreign drivers and mechanical problems seem the norm for a long-haul lorry driver. Paul Rowlands takes us into his world as a truck driver initially around rural Suffolk and the rest of the UK before embarking on the Middle East run.The long-distance lorry driver deals with life in the raw with many hardships and occasional comforts: difficulties are tempered by the sheer beauty of mountain passes lakeside stops and the generous hospitality of the people he meets. Trucking camaraderie has seen Paul through many a crisis and he shares the belief that help is always at hand when a fellow driver is facing a problem. The new edition of this hugely popular book incorporates 72 photographs taken at the time many of which have never been previously published.