Icy Sedgwick – 5 stars
I’ve been a fan of Roz Morris’s ‘how to write’ output for a while, and when I saw Not Quite Lost I was curious to see how it would work. I’ve enjoyed Bill Bryson’s books and Not Quite Lost sits in a similar space. It seems ironic that I can’t drive, and would struggle to see the places Morris details in the book without a car, but thanks to her vivid tales, I feel I have seen them anyway. The book is both a glimpse into a fascinating mind and a peek behind the curtain of the real world behind the glossy ads and tourism brochures. Not Quite Lost is a marvellous way to explore the sorts of places bypassed by the holiday companies and travel bloggers, which in a way makes them richer places to visit. I was genuinely sad when I reached the end of the book, wanting just one more tale to prolong the reading experience. It provides plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and if you enjoy travel, humour, or good old-fashioned good writing, then you’ll love this book.