Local author’s talk – Dec. 7th: George Bennett @ Library

Thursday, December 7th at 7 pm – Local author’s talk with George Bennett: Join Warwick’s own George Bennett as he reads and tells stories from his new book Into the Distance: The Lost World of Long-haul Trucking, just published in the U.K. by Troubadour Press. Many of you know George as a respected and mild-mannered teacher. Into the Distance is his first-hand description of a world of truck driving that has long-since disappeared. Back in the 1970s and early 80s, in a world without mobile phones, truck driving required skill and resourcefulness, was exciting, sometimes hazardous and, ultimately, for George, very satisfying. 

It begins with a breakdown in Saudi Arabia, on his first trip to the Middle East, and goes on to describe brushes with smugglers, his inadvertent role in resolving a strike of French lorry drivers, and much, much more! All are welcome, and light refreshments will be served.