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Lone Traveller : One Woman, Two Wheels and the World

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'You don't have to be twenty, male and an ace mechanic to set out on a great journey. I've cycled round the world twice now. I'm not young, I'm not sporty, I never train and I still can't tell a sprocket from a chainring or mend a puncture.' So speaks Anne Mustoe in the opening to this fascinating record of her second epic journey cycling around the globe from East to West. Using historical routes as her inspiration, Anne followed the ancient Roman roads to Lisbon, travelled across South America with the Conquistadors, pursued Captain Cook over the Pacific to Australia and Indonesia and followed the caravans along the fabled Silk Road from Xi'an to Rome.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 22.86mm | 181.44g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1x8 b/w illustration section
  • 075350426X
  • 9780753504260
  • 260,170

Review quote

"it's a compelling read, detailing the experiences of a rather curious traveller." * Independent on Sunday * "Her wry sense of humour is one of the great charms of Lone Traveller." * Daily Telegraph * "A book about the true spirit found in real travellers, written by a real traveller." * Wanderlust *show more

About Anne Mustoe

Anne Mustoe read Classics at Cambridge and was the headmistress of a girls' school in Suffolk until 1987, when she left her job and embarked on her first solo journey around the world by bicycle. She is an established travel writer with a substantial following who lectures regularly on her adventures.show more

Review Text

"A book about the true spirit found in real travellers, written by a real traveller."show more

Back cover copy

'You don't have to be twenty, male and an ace mechanic to set out on a great journey. I've cycled round the world twice now. I'm not young, I'm not sporty, I never train and I still can't tell a sprocket from a chainring or mend a puncture.' So speaks intrepid ex-headmistress Anne Mustoe in the opening to this fascinating record of her second epic journey cycling around the globe from East to West. Using historical routes as her inspiration, Anne followed the ancient Roman roads to Lisbon, travelled across South America with the Conquistadors, pursued Captain Cook over the Pacific to Australia and Indonesia and followed the caravans along the fabled Silk Road from Xi'an to Rome. With incredible tales of police arrest, the threat of guerrillas and attacks by wild dogs, Lone Traveller is an absorbing account of one woman's experience on a remarkable journey. 'Her wry sense of humour is one of the great charms of Lone Traveller' Daily Telegraph 'A book about the true spirit found in real travellers, written by a real traveller' Wanderlustshow more

Rating details

94 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 27% (25)
4 47% (44)
3 19% (18)
2 7% (7)
1 0% (0)
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