Gullible's Travels: Confessions Of An International Towel Thief by John CarterGullible's Travels: Confessions Of An International Towel Thief by John Carter

Gullible's Travels: Confessions Of An International Towel Thief

byJohn Carter

Paperback | September 1, 2016

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This new book from popular TV personality and journalist John Carter, presenter of ITV's Wish You Were Here...? from 1987 to 1997 and the BBC's Holiday from 1969 to 1987, lifts the lid on the stories that never made it to screen or press, sometimes because they had no bearing on the article or destination report he was compiling, but often because they could not be told for fear of the consequences, from behind-the-scenes mishaps to hilarious encounters with famous names. Having traveled the world for over half a century on behalf of newspapers and magazines, radio and television programs - and, occasionally, just for the fun of it - John Carter has a vast store of tales to tell. Now he has put a selection of those stories down on paper. Of necessity, names have occasionally had to be changed not only to protect the innocent, but to save the blushes of the guilty. As well as those and other true stories, this book is laced with 'factions': tales that are based on real incidents and encounters - on cruise ships, as it happens - but which have been 'tweaked' to provide the neat ending that real life usually neglects. Though, as this collection proves, real life is far more unlikely than the strangest of fiction. "During my work on television, people would often say they liked what I did because I seemed to be genuinely enjoying myself," he says. "The most frequent comment was that they hoped to get as much from their holiday as I did. Which is why I have finally set down my own rather unbelievable experiences." Whether evading Italian film companies in Yugoslavia - and accidentally encountering Sophia Loren - getting thrown out of a royal reception in Morocco or being press-ganged into acting as a tour guide on his very first trip to the USA, John Carter has enjoyed his travels and revels in the unexpected situations that he has faced along the way.

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John Carter is one of the UK's best known travel journalists and presenters, having worked for nearly thirty years on programs such as ITV's Wish You Were Here...? and the BBC's Holiday. He has traveled the world for over half a century on behalf of newspapers, magazines, radio and television programs in a professional life that has be...

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Title:Gullible's Travels: Confessions Of An International Towel ThiefFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.67 × 5.21 × 0.74 inPublished:September 1, 2016Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784770329

ISBN - 13:9781784770327

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Table of Contents

ContentsForewordAdrenalin Rush Algarve Interlude The Burgundy Jacket Lights, Camera, Action! My Colleagues and Other Animals The Villa Blazing Poodles The Joker La Dolce Vita Terminal Confusion Hump - or Chump Hideaways Jenny Darling Lobster at 30,000 Feet On Gullibility National Stereotypes The Flying Lesson Day Trip to Saint Lucia An Invitation to 'The Pig' A Life on the Ocean Wave White Man's Silver Bird Encounters Down Under The Light Fantastic The Ghastly Brenda A Bed for the Night Mrs Thompson Gently Down the Stream Miss Priestley's Shipboard Secret 'Sinkers' Morocco Bound The Big Apple Corpse - and other Manhattan Memories The Odd Couple Og the WenchAfterwordAcknowledgements