"Laugh out loud funny and a great travel guide." *
Have you ever thought about giving up work to escape into the wide, blue yonder?
Jackie and Mark Lambert did just that. They rented out their house and took off in a caravan with their four dogs. With windsurf boards strapped to their roof, they struck south for Spain and Portugal, but decided to turn left...
According to The Spectator, Romania is "Europe's most overlooked holiday destination".
According to everyone else, it was somewhere where they would be robbed, scammed, kidnapped by gypsies, eaten by bears or attacked by wild dogs and wolves - if they managed to avoid the floods and riots.
This is the story of how they towed their caravan through the largest untouched wilderness in Europe; packed with history and a culture that has remained unchanged for millennia. They adopted a Romanian orphan, discovered Romania's El Dorado, the British Royal Family's Dracula connections and crossed the Carpathian Mountains via one of the world's most dangerous roads, guided by a satnav haunted by a revenge complex more pathological than Vlad the Impaler's.
With a good few surprises on the way, Dogs 'n' Dracula is a tale of adventure, packed with history, humour and the exploration of lesser-known parts of one of Europe's more obscure destinations.
* Reviews of Jacqueline's previous books, Fur Babies in France and Dog on the Rhine;