By Any Means

By Any Means : His Brand New Adventure From Wicklow to Wollongong

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Four million captivated viewers watched Charley Boorman complete his last adventure - LONG WAY DOWN - which took him from John O'Groats to Cape Town. Along with Ewan McGregor he achieved not only this amazing feat, but also circumnavigated the globe on the LONG WAY ROUND. In between these two incredible journeys, he found the time to compete in the Dakar Rally, telling his story in his bestselling book RACE TO DAKAR. Charley's passion for travel and adventure continues in his new challenge - BY ANY MEANS. Travelling from his home town in Co Wicklow all the way to Sydney, he will use any means he can to reach his destination, via transport as diverse as steam train, horse, boat, kayak, truck, and tuk-tuk. And of course his beloved motorbike! Whether crossing the Black Sea, trekking through Tibet, riding an elephant in India or hiking through the forests of Papua New Guinea, this will be a unique opportunity to meet fascinating people and explore extraordinary places. With trademark enthusiasm, dedication and good humour, Charley's new trip is set to be his most challenging yet.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 30mm | 660g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • Section: 32, colour pix
  • 1847442463
  • 9781847442468
  • 647,486

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'The boys are back on their bikes and taking in the sights from the northern most tip of Scotland to the southern most tip of South Africa' - Australian Bookseller & Publisher

'Both have a knack for vivid descriptions of the landscape and people, and the firstperson narrative ends up pulling you in because of the strength of their personalities. Yes, there are fart jokes and sexual innuendo. But they re blokes, travelling in a troupe, so it simply makes them seem more human. As usual, there s high drama ' - Sun Herald

A boy s own adventure and must-read for armchair travellers and bike enthusiasts - West Australian

Once again, it is the book that is the most captivating. Here, the articulate actors expose themselves with honesty as they swap the narration and give different perspectives on the same events And again, it's tough going on motorcycles and that is what makes their challenges and achievements so much greater. But the humour and emotional bond between the protagonists mean it is not just a book for bike nuts - Courier Mail

the story they tell is great fun, in a very male kind of way. From their dialogue it is clear they are wildly enthusiastic about riding - Sydney Morning Herald

This is a great read for those with dreams of hitting the open road and seeing the world, or armchair adventurers. Be warned; you might just develop an urge to get a b
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About Charley Boorman

Charley Boorman is the author of RACE TO DAKAR and co-author of LONG WAY DOWN and LONG WAY ROUND. All are bestsellers. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.
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