It's not just anyone that can turn an eccentricity into a possible career but Dr Roger Green has managed to parlay his penchant for hanging around M25 motorway service stations into an honest to god book.
Inspired after a visit to South Mimms services on the M25, Dr Green, a Social Researcher, revisited 500 times over 18 months, documenting anecdotes and observations from the people that visit and work there.
But it's more than that.
Apparently "The whole place is a reflection of 21st century Britain. It seems as though these places are a reflection of 20-odd years of Thatcherism where communities no longer exist so people have to go elsewhere to meet people."