BUS PASS TO ETERNITY
'I wish you'd stop calling
it your daft adventure,'
she said. 'It's brilliant.
It's exciting. But it's not daft.'
Starting in the bedroom in which he was born in a tiny village in South Devon, and helped by a host of memorable characters he meets along the way, RICHARD HARRIS recreates an emotional journey, travelling the length of England . . . to a woodland burial site in Cumbria, in which he has already booked a plot.
Along the way he visits the places that were important to him as he grew up and began to carve out the career that would eventually take him to become the not-very-successful editor of a newspaper in Carlisle.
And he does it all for nothing - travelling every one of the 685 miles, on 41 different buses, for free, using only his old folk's bus pass.
'I had a lifetime of memories
to explore . . . and I had a bus
pass to explore them with'