Long Way Back

Long Way Back

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February 16, 2016: motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman suffers a major road traffic accident in Portugal, breaking his hand and ankle and shattering his left leg. It's unclear if he'll ever walk properly again, let alone ride a motorbike.Bed-bound in a foreign hospital far from home, a lengthy recovery period awaits. For the son of a touring film director, used to being on the road in one way or another since childhood, it's an unwelcome change. Charley's life has always been all about the challenge: but now he's facing a challenge of a different sort.Told in his own words, Long Way Back is a story of a recovery. More than that, however, it's a story of a life lived without fear; from child actor to painter-and-decorator to television presenter and professional biker, always on the lookout for the next adventure. It's the story of how an unconventional upbringing led to an unconventional adulthood - with all its highs and lows, epic journeys and broken bones. Mostly, though, it's the story of one man and his motorbikes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 27.94mm | 498.95g
  • Automobile Association
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Two 8pp colour plate section
  • 0749578505
  • 9780749578503
  • 168,791

About Charley Boorman

The son of film director John Boorman, Charley Boorman has spent many years touring the world on his motorbike, sometimes accompanied by close friend Ewan McGregor, with whom he produced the TV series and accompanying bestselling books Long Way Round and Long Way Down. Further solo adventures have included Race to Dakar, By Any Means and Extreme Frontiers. He has been a UNICEF ambassador since 2009.
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