We’ve just completed and sent away to the publisher via our agent the text that is to become the book Pier Review.
There will no doubt be edits, but it’s there â€” and had packed a lot more into it than we thought possible. The subtitle has changed to “A Road Trip in Search of the Great British Seaside”, which is broader. Â Here’s the current rough take on the blurb:
Fifty-six piers. Two weeks. One eccentric road trip.
Before the seaside of their youth disappears forever, two friends from the landlockedÂ Midlands embark on a hare-brained journey to see all the surviving pleasure piers inÂ England and Wales. With a clapped-out car, and not enough cash, Jon and Danny recruitÂ Midge, a man they barely know, to be their driver, even though he has to be back in twoÂ weeks to sign onâ€¦ Taking turns to tell their madcap story, Jon and Danny invite us toÂ join them as they take a funny and nostalgic look at Britishness at the beach, amusementÂ in the arcades, and friendship on the road.