The cover attracted my attention and I decided to read it even though it is not a mystery. I found an easy, humorous, and fast moving story. Edgar Finchley is a clerk who at 45 years old has never had a vacation. He is told to take a 3 week holiday and has plans to spend it at a resort near the sea. While waiting for the train, Mr. Finchley falls asleep in a Bentley. He is wakened when the car was evading the police's at high speeds . He ends up spending the night at the headquarters of the gang. His friend's promises are not honored and he needs help to leave the gang. After success, he decides to explore England and buy a dilapidated bicycle and takes off on his own to visit new places. He will experience meeting the gypsies, almost choke to death, liars, religion, smuggling, and is mistaken for an escaped mental patient. He will learn to sleep in barns and strange places and to eat strange food. There is even a touch of romance. The is the first book in a group of three. It was originally published in the 1930s and had immediate success. I want to read the other 2 books. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK. Disclosure: Thanks to Farrago for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.