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Three Men in a Land Rover Book Reviews

Book on Land Rover adventure

Review by Will S.

'Dear Sirs, I have recently obtained a copy of this magnificent book and am genuinely pleased to go through it and to read it thoroughly in its final version.

'I am the Will Sykes who unfortunately did NOT make the epic journey (it was my final year in college as I recall), although I had known about its inception from quite early on. I did however accompany them to Monmouthshire and tried to help them test some of the equipment! And was the recipient of sundry bits of correspondence from the trip.

'Indeed I have known Chris Wall since we were both boarders at Ashfold School in 1955, where Waxy joined us soon after.  

'My late father, Dick Sykes was Headmaster there and the progress of the three (and 2 ex-pupils) adventurers was followed avidly by pupils courtesy of the School magazine (perhaps these reports could be obtained from the school: Ashfold School, Dorton Houses, Aylesbury, Bucks?).

'Not only were regular bulletins posted but the three brought TEN down to the school and gave an illustrated slide lecture on their return which caused huge interest (and tested TEN’s suspension!).

'I am delighted that their extraordinary journey is at last in print, and also that it has been so beautifully reproduced and wish the book every success.

'I guess the Overland trail was quite the ’thing’  in the late 60s but sadly it could not be done now! The nearest I ever came to emulating it was driving from my parent’s house in Elmley Castle, Worcs to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in the Arabian Gulf in a Mark 1 Range Rover in 1974!

'Wishing you every success (and luck in the hunt for TEN!).'