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Peking to Paris : life and love on a short drive around half the world

Author: Dina Bennett
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this thrilling journey from "Peking to Paris," a woman tries to save her car, her marriage, and her confidence from breaking down. In May 2007, leaving China's Great Wall is Car 84, one of 125 antique autos racing in the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. The 1940 LaSalle is guided by Dina Bennett, the world's least likely navigator: a daydreamer prone to carsickness and riddled with self-doubt. She's married to  Read more...
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Named Person: Dina Bennett; Dina Bennett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dina Bennett
ISBN: 9781620878002 1620878003
OCLC Number: 816030639
Description: x, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Appendices: 1. Roxanne's rebuild --
2. Peking to Paris Motor Challenge 2007 route --
3. Peking to Paris competitor vehicles --
4. What Roxanne carried with her --
5. Rally terminology.
Responsibility: Dina Bennett.

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