Just Jake takes place during April of 1975. It is about Jacob Aloysius Munroe, a public school boy set for the cushy side of life when one day his father dies and takes Jake's life with him. With thing holding him at home, on the advice of his father's solicitor, a man whose wisdom had t extend to destroying his clients previous two wills, while probate is sorted, prior to starting university, with the two hundred pounds from selling his Mini Cooper and visions of Shelly, Lawrence and a generation of Americans Jake decides to travel. Geneva, Paris, Amsterdam; he travels on suggestion, whim, the Magic Bus. South to the family villa in Spain, where docked at his door true love awaits. Just Jake is a road book, a journey from incence to discovery, introspective as it is gregarious;Ringoleviowithout the soup kitchens, Kerouac meets Gonzo but with the passion of Michener'sThe Drifters. Set against the rich backcloth of Europe, it has travel and skiing, color and excitement, it has anecdote and lyric; so many parts it has been short listed for the 2014 Victorix Swiss Army Knife awards.