Magnificent mountains, verdant valleys, beautiful beaches and towering castles. All this is crammed into the tiny country of Wales. A marvellous place to visit then, and what better way to see it than on a bicycle? Starting just across the border in Chester, this book charts the course of a cycle ride which roughly follows the coastline of Wales.
A humorous account of a construction engineer living and working in SE Asia. The mishaps, pranks, highs and lows of steel tower erecting, from the remotest parts of Cambodia, to the more lively cities of Thailand. He finds himself face to face with a variety of wildlife on the towers, oddball characters and girlfriends, foreign infections and more.
From Coconuts to Condors describes an eventful journey from Rio de Janeiro to La Paz, via regions as varied as the Pantanal, the Amazon basin, the Andes and the Altiplano. On the way, they experienced robbery, a stoning and having to sleep in a blood-spattered hotel room.
The book is a personal account of my tours of Ireland. I compare the country I see to that which H.V. Morton describes in his ‘In Search of Ireland’ written eighty years ago. It is more than a travelogue, it tells of a country in desperate poverty, the fight for independence, its resurgence into prosperity and the looming fear of the new economic crisis.
An adventurous epic of a cycling marathon undertaken for the BBC Radio 5 Live programme Up All Night Beside the Mississippi River. A river with a mind of its own; an aquatic Action Man, a doer-of-deeds over which humans have no control; a flowing, enigmatic spirit that is the custodian of some amazing tales and dark secrets.
In the ‘Land of Song and Literature’ that is Wales, what could be more natural than writing music and poetry? So this book is a collection of song lyrics and limericks. It’s also a patchwork quilt of interviews, autobiography and mythology with photographs. It’s primarily a light-hearted look at the worlds of song writing and poetry.
Me and My Shadow is based upon a dedication to achieving goals in extreme sports. The book is about endurance running events and how it all began through boxing as a young boy, brought up in a South Yorkshire steelmaking town. The book will cast a wide net, generating interest in the boxing/running, life coaching, inspiration and motivation market.
Find out about the intriguing, sometimes frustrating, world of games inventing from someone who has spent 55 years exploring it and has had over 50 different games marketed, selling around 3 million in more than 20 countries. There is also a glimpse into the fun and toil of co-writing 20 books. He didn't get rich – it doesn't work like that!
A book about the many benefits & joys of reading for adults/kids and how to get kids to enjoy reading from an early age so they can achieve more. Research shows that a love of reading is more important for a child’s educational success than their family’s wealth/class. Reading has the potential to empower & help us reach our full potential.