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About George Mahood
Specifically, he came third in the village fete's limerick competition (under 11s category) in 1988. It was the same year that Mrs Marriott's legendary fruit loaf was beaten in the WI cake contest for the first time in six years.
He is the author of seven non-fiction books and lives in Devon with his wife, three children, and an assortment of pets.
Follow George on social media to say hi, see photos that accompany his books, or to hear about his future projects.
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“…tears fell regularly from my eyes from laughing so much…”
“…another brilliant read by George Mahood…”
“…reminds me of Bill Bryson…”
“…a must-read for all wannabe adventurers…”
“…brilliant writing yet again…”
“…hilarious read from beginning to end…”
Knee-deep in a swamp in the depths of the Bolivian jungle, hunting for anacondas in a pair of sandals, it occurred to George that perhaps he should have booked that all-inclusive honeymoon to the Maldives after all.
Join George and Rachel on their hilarious and action-packed journey through the wilds of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, as they climb volcanoes, fish for piranhas, trek through the Amazon rainforest, take death-defying bus rides, sample some of the continent’s strangest delicacies, and try to get to Machu Picchu.
Armed only with a basic knowledge of Spanish, small backpacks, and bags of enthusiasm, George and Rachel’s honeymoon ended up being a more life-changing adventure than either of them could ever have anticipated.
**George Mahood's books can be read in any order**
“…exceptionally entertaining writing…”
“…George is genuinely hilarious…”
“…everything you could want in a travel memoir and more…”
“…hilarious, cringe-worthy and totally chaotic. A brilliant read…”
“…amusing, informative and heart-warming…”
“…I laughed out loud throughout…”
“…I learned more about our great US of A from this BRITISH author than I did in history class…”
Two Brits, George and Mark, set off from New York City to explore the back roads of America. In this calamity-ridden travel tale, George sets out in true clichéd fashion to discover the real America.
Throw in plenty of run-ins with the police, rapidly dwindling finances and Josephine – the worst car in the world - and you have all the ingredients for a classic American road trip. Will George and Mark make it all the way to California?
And then there is Rachel, George’s girlfriend, left back in England. Would travelling to the United States without her turn out to be the stupidest decision he had ever made?
**THE AMAZON #1 HUMOUR AND #1 TRAVEL BESTSELLER**
"...spent last night laughing so much my coffee came out my eyes..."
"...this book is quite simply the best I've read in years..."
"...a completely bonkers challenge and a brilliantly funny read, I couldn't put it down..."
"...it reminded me of some of Danny Wallace and Dave Gorman's best bits..."
"...this wonderful story had me crying with laughter more often than not..."
"...inspiring, uplifting, need I say more? Quite brilliant..."
"...funny, totally engrossing and actually quite moving..."
"...one of the most heart-warming, genuinely funny books I have read in a long time..."
"...not many books keep me up 'till 4am, endangering my marriage in the process... Read it now..."
"...for the price of half a pint of beer you'll fill at least 4 pint glasses with tears of laughter..."
The plan is simple. George and Ben have three weeks to cycle 1000 miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland. There is just one small problem… they have no bikes, no clothes, no food and no money. Setting off in just a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts, they attempt to rely on the generosity of the British public for everything from food to accommodation, clothes to shoes, and bikes to beer.
During the most hilarious adventure, George and Ben encounter some of Great Britain's most eccentric and extraordinary characters and find themselves in the most ridiculous situations. Free Country is guaranteed to make you laugh (you may even shed a tear). It will restore your faith in humanity and leave you with a big smile on your face and a warm feeling inside.
“…beautiful, funny, sometimes heart-breaking…”
“…I’m a vicar and I laughed all the way through…”
“…anything by George Mahood is a must read…”
“…he’s like a young Bill Bryson…”
“…should be required reading…”
Something old. Something new. Something a wedding photographer would never tell you… until today.
After a decade photographing over 250 weddings, author George Mahood is ready to lift the lid on the industry and expose the truths about what he has learned.
Sometimes controversial, often insightful, but always amusing, George Mahood offers some practical advice to those planning their own wedding, sharing stories of the weddings he photographed (as well as his own marriage), while shedding some light on the role of the wedding photographer and what it is like to document the glorious ups and often disastrous downs of the most important day in these couples' lives.
“…whether you're getting married, have no intention of getting married or are already married (insert appropriate option here), you'll have a great read…”
PICK UP YOUR COPY TODAY AND DISCOVER WHAT GOES ON BEYOND THE VEIL!
”...had me laughing from beginning to end...”
“...a strangely mesmerising read..."
“...loved the book - funny and engaging...”
George Mahood had a nice, comfortable life.
He had a job, a house, a wife and three kids. But he was stuck in a routine. Every day was the same and he felt that something was missing.
He then discovered that it was Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. The day after that was National Pillow Fight Day, and the day after that was Work Naked Day.
George realised the calendar is FULL of these quirky, weird, and wonderful celebrations. He realised that somebody somewhere had created these holidays, believing them to be important enough to warrant their own official day.
Surely, he should be more appreciative of their existence?
So… he decided to try and celebrate them all.
Follow George on his hilarious, life-changing adventure, as he tries to transform himself into a happier, more intelligent and well-rounded person.
It’s a rip-roaring, life-affirming, roller-coaster of a ride, where every day is a holiday.
“…George's books just keep getting better…”
“…laugh out loud funny (note to self, don't read it on the tube)…”
“…it won't fail to entertain, enthral and motivate…”
“…hilarious and heart-warming…”
“…inspiring, poignant and humorous…”
“…I laughed, I cried, and am proud of a man I have never met…”
Operation Ironman follows George Mahood’s hilarious and inspiring journey from a hospital bed to an Ironman triathlon. After major back surgery, George set himself the ultimate challenge –
a 2.4 mile swim,
a 112 mile bike ride,
and a 26.2 mile run,
all to be completed within 16 hours.
He couldn’t swim more than a length of front crawl, he had never ridden a proper road bike, he had not run further than 10k in 18 months... and he had never worn Lycra.
He had FOUR months to prepare.
Could he do it?
“...endearing and laugh-out-loud funny...”
“...laugh a minute and impossible to put down...”
“...acutely observed, irreverent and funny...”
“...reading this was like a soft warm blanket on a cold winter’s night...”
Join George Mahood, his long-suffering wife, and their three young children as they pack their bags to begin an exciting new life in Devon.
Picking up where Every Day Is a Holiday left off, George continues his hilarious celebration of the weird and wonderful calendar days, proving that fun and adventure can be found in the most unlikely situations.
Life’s a Beach is a follow-up to Every Day Is a Holiday but is equally enjoyable on its own.