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Not All Sunshine and Sand : The Tales of a UK-Middle East Truck Driver, Paperback / softback Book

Not All Sunshine and Sand : The Tales of a UK-Middle East Truck Driver Paperback / softback


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishers International
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Road transport & haulage trades
  • ISBN: 9781910456309



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