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By: Peter Waugh

Travel Tales and Cryptic Crosswords

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ENJOY A TRAVEL TALE AND A CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ON EACH OF THE 53 WEEKENDS POSSIBLE IN A YEAR. UNCONVENTIONAL, QUIRKY AND GENERALLY LIGHT-HEARTED, THE TALES RANGE FROM CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE GLOBE BY CARGO/PASSENGER AND MIGRANT SHIPS AND DRIVING AN AGEING CAR FROM PARIS TO TEHRAN OVER BAD ROADS IN WINTER AND MOSTLY AT NIGHT, TO HITCHHIKING IN KILTS AROUND EUROPE. SELLING PATENT MEDICINE IN RURAL MALAYA IN THE EARLY 1960S, SURVIVING AN EARTHQUAKE AND ITS AFTERMATH IN TEHRAN, AND HEARING OF JFK'S ASSASSINATION FROM A CHINESE GANGSTER IN KUALA LUMPUR ALL FEATURE. THERE ARE RANTS ABOUT UNSATISFACTORY TOILET BLOCKS IN CARAVAN PARKS AND TRAVELLERS WHO CAP ONE'S STORIES; RAVES ABOUT STAR BARS AND STAR STAYS; ESSAYS ON CURRYWURST AND THE TOWN OF CONDOM; AND THERE ARE MORE THAN 150 PHOTOS, A FEW POEMS AND ONE RECIPE. THE CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS ARE MODELLED ON THOSE IN THE TIMES, BUT PERHAPS SLIGHTLY EASIER.
Scottish-born Peter Waugh, armed with a degree in Maths and Physics, a rucksack and �100, set out with two companions to hitchhike around the world. Seven and a bit years later, he returned with a wife and baby son, having worked as a storekeeper in Tehran, a Maths teacher in Kuala Lumpur and a computer programmer in Canberra and Sydney. Since then, he has probably spent more time travelling than working. He has been solving cryptic crosswords for 60 years. He enjoys playing the piano, cooking, reading, golf and swimming, has been married for 52 years and has 4 children and 11 grandchildren. He and his wife live on the Sunshine Coast in Australia.
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  • Douglas Shearer

    If you want a book to keep you company on a trip this is it

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