Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love Book
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Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love

  • Author : Per J Andersson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2017-02-02
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781786070340

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WINNER OF THE MARCO POLO OUTSTANDING GENERAL TRAVEL THEMED BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE 2018 EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS The story begins in a public square in New Delhi. On a cold December evening a young European woman of noble descent appears before an Indian street artist known locally as PK and asks him to paint her portrait – it is an encounter that will change their lives irrevocably. PK was not born in the city. He grew up in a small remote village on the edge of the jungle in East India, and his childhood as an untouchable was one of crushing hardship. He was forced to sit outside the classroom during school, would watch classmates wash themselves if they came into contact with him, and had stones thrown at him when he approached the village temple. According to the priests, PK dirtied everything that was pure and holy. But had PK not been an untouchable, his life would have turned out very differently. This is the remarkable true story of how love and courage led PK to overcome extreme poverty, caste prejudice and adversity – as well as a 7,000-mile, adventure-filled journey across continents and cultures – to be with the woman he loved.

The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love Book
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The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love

  • Author : Per J Andersson
  • Publisher : ONEWorld Publications
  • Date : 2017-10-05
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1786072084

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Pradyumna Kumar, aka PK, was born into a poor, untouchable family in a small village in eastern India. Throughout his childhood he kept a palm leaf bearing an astrologer's prophecy: 'You will marry a girl who is not from the village, not even from the country; she will be musical, own a jungle and be born under the sign of the ox'. Incredibly, it was a prophecy that would come true, but only after the most remarkable journey that would take PK, armed with only a handful of paintbrushes and a second-hand bicycle, from the jungles of eastern India to the forests of Sweden. Part reportage, part travel narrative and part memoir, The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love is the extraordinary, life-affirming true story that has captured imaginations around the world.

Mother Tongue Book
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Mother Tongue

  • Author : Christine Gilbert
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2016-05-17
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780698193925

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One woman’s quest to learn Mandarin in Beijing, Arabic in Beirut, and Spanish in Mexico, with her young family along for the ride. Imagine negotiating for a replacement carburetor in rural Mexico with words you’re secretly pulling from a pocket dictionary. Imagine your two-year-old asking for more niunai at dinner—a Mandarin word for milk that even you don’t know yet. Imagine finding out that you’re unexpectedly pregnant while living in war-torn Beirut. With vivid and evocative language, Christine Gilbert takes us along with her into foreign lands, showing us what it’s like to make a life in an unfamiliar world—and in an unfamiliar tongue. Gilbert was a young mother when she boldly uprooted her family to move around the world, studying Mandarin in China, Arabic in Lebanon, and Spanish in Mexico, with her toddler son and all-American husband along for the ride.Their story takes us from Beijing to Beirut, from Cyprus to Chiang Mai—and also explores recent breakthroughs in bilingual brain mapping and the controversial debates happening in linguistics right now. Gilbert’s adventures abroad prove just how much language influences culture (and vice versa), and lead her to results she never expected. Mother Tongue is a fascinating and uplifting story about taking big risks for bigger rewards and trying to find meaning and happiness through tireless pursuit—no matter what hurdles may arise. It’s a treat for language enthusiasts and armchair travelers alike.

The Man Who Cycled the World Book
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The Man Who Cycled the World

  • Author : Mark Beaumont
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Date : 2011
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN : 9780307716651

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Traces the author's experiences while breaking the record to cycle the globe, drawing on diary entries and correspondences to describe how the effort profoundly changed his life through such unanticipated elements as new friendships, illness and crime. Original. 20,000 first printing.

One Hundred Steps  The Story of Captain Sir Tom Moore Book

One Hundred Steps The Story of Captain Sir Tom Moore

  • Author : Captain Tom Moore
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Date : 2020-10-01
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780241486559

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The story of the man who captured the heart of a nation in its darkest days, Captain Sir Tom Moore. This fully illustrated book is about life's ups and downs, about family, about never giving up, and about what we can achieve when we work together. This is an inspirational picture book, published in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation, which tells the incredible story of the man who walked 100 laps of his garden and captured the heart of a nation. Fully illustrated for younger readers, and following the key moments from Captain Tom's incredible life, the book shows what is possible when we come together and never, ever give up. A book to encourage you with Captain Tom's inspirational words on the highs and lows that life has in store for us all. "A wonderful book, fit for a hero of the people" - Michael Morpurgo

Signs of Life Book

Signs of Life

  • Author : Stephen Fabes
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Date : 2020-08-06
  • Category : Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9781782834779

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'A thoughtful exploration of humanity ... Fabes is great company and makes riding bicycles seem like the best way to see and understand the world' - Guardian They say that being a good doctor boils down to just four things: Shut up, listen, know something, care. The same could be said for life on the road, too. When Stephen Fabes left his job as a junior doctor and set out to cycle around the world, frontline medicine quickly faded from his mind. Of more pressing concern were the daily challenges of life as an unfit rider on an overloaded bike, helplessly in thrall to pastries. But leaving medicine behind is not as easy as it seems. As he roves continents, he finds people whose health has suffered through exile, stigma or circumstance, and others, whose lives have been saved through kindness and community. After encountering a frozen body of a monk in the Himalayas, he is drawn ever more to healthcare at the margins of the world, to crumbling sanitoriums and refugee camps, to city dumps and war-torn hospital wards. And as he learns the value of listening to lives - not just solving diagnostic puzzles - Stephen challenges us to see care for the sick as a duty born of our humanity, and our compassion.

It s All About the Bike Book
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It s All About the Bike

  • Author : Robert Penn
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Date : 2010-07-29
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780141930893

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As seen on TV The bicycle is one of mankind's greatest inventions - and the most popular form of transport in history. Robert Penn has ridden one most days of his adult life. In his late 20s, he pedalled 40,000 kilometres around the world. Yet, like cyclists everywhere, the utilitarian bikes he currently owns don't even hint at this devotion. Robert needs a new bike, a bespoke machine that reflects how he feels when he's riding it - like an ordinary man touching the gods. It's All About the Bike is the story of a journey to design and build a dream bike. En route, Robert explores the culture, science and history of the bicycle. From Stoke-on-Trent, where an artisan hand builds his frame, to California, home of the mountain bike, where Robert tracks down the perfect wheels, via Portland, Milan and Coventry, birthplace of the modern bicycle, this is the narrative of our love affair with cycling. It's a tale of perfect components - parts that set the standard in reliability, craftsmanship and beauty. It tells how the bicycle has changed the course of human history, from the invention of the 'people's nag' to its role in the emancipation of women, and from the engineering marvel of the tangent-spoked wheel to the enduring allure of the Tour de France. It's the story of why we ride, and why this simple machine remains central to life today.

Amber s Donkey Book

Amber s Donkey

  • Author : Julian Austwick
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Date : 2016-01-28
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781473528482

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‘The first time Shocks saw Amber coming, he lowered his head so she could wrap her arms around his nose. It was as if they understood each other’s pain. Like two broken beings, helping each other.’ When Shocks the donkey was left for dead on a farm in Ireland, no one ever thought he would make a full recovery. When Amber and her twin sister Hope were born 26 weeks premature, it was Amber who was separated from her family and rushed into theatre for an emergency tracheostomy. Her parents were given the devastating news that she had Cerebral Palsy and would be unlikely to walk or talk. Then Amber met Shocks at the Donkey Sanctuary and their lives were changed for good. This is their touching story of recovery through friendship.

The Vintage Sardar Book

The Vintage Sardar

  • Author : Khushwant Singh
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Date : 2002-04-09
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9788184750775

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Khushwant Singh Has Spent A Lifetime Waging War Against Hypocrisy, Humbug And Intolerance. It Has Made Him india's Most Provocative And Popular Columnist. This New Collection Brings Together His Essays And Articles On Themes As Varied As God, The Afterlife, The Banning Of Books, Caste, Prostitution, Crank Calls And Pets. His Skills As A Raconteur And Journalist Are Used To Brilliant Effect In His Sketches Of Gandhi, Raj Kapoor, Vajpayee, Phoolan Devi, Zia-ul-haq And The Dalai Lama, As Also In His Travel Pieces On Nagaland And France, Among Other Places. The Vintage Sardar Ends With A Frank And Introspective Autobiographical Piece.

With Cyclists Around the World Book

With Cyclists Around the World

  • Author : Adi B. Hakim
  • Publisher : Roli Books Private Limited
  • Date : 2008-03-01
  • Category : Travel
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 9789351940975

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Travelling 44,000 miles, at times in 140'F heat - for days without food, at times without water, at times in pirate-infested territories, at times in swamp-lands - they cycled through dense jungles and notched up many 'firsts' while pedalling round the globe. They were the first to cycle the world - six young boys from Bombay Weightlifting Club, who started this journey of adventure on 15 October 1923. Crossing the deserts of Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria and Sinai, they became the first globetrotters to cover the most arduous journey of their lives in four years and five months. A must-read story of adventure and endurance.

You ve Gone Too Far This Time  Sir  Book
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You ve Gone Too Far This Time Sir

  • Author : Danny Bent
  • Publisher : Danny Bent Limited
  • Date : 2014-08-02
  • Category :
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 0996015213

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Have you ever woken up in the sultry heat of the morning, your hair and beard teeming with maggots? Have you ever felt the cold barrel of a semi automatic gun against your forehead? When Danny Bent cycled 15,000 kilometres from the UK to India to raise money for ActionAid, it was a decision that took twenty years and one minute. For twenty years he had wanted to do something to raise money for charity. The one minute was when as their teacher he was put on the spot by his pupils and declared that the means was by bike, and he was going to India. What he had signed up for was slogging along roads with trucks bearing down on him, unable to see and choking in the smog; shooting down treacherous descents with 100 foot drops, shaking with cold and too numb to brake; muscle burn and saddle sores; delirium and food poisoning; thirst and malnutrition; foul and insanitary conditions; life-threatening crises; obstructive border guards, crazed dogs and inquisitive passers-by. 'You've Gone Too Far This Time, Sir ' is a real and compelling blow-by-blow account of Danny's trip across Europe, the former Soviet Republics, Russia, China, Pakistan and India. And what people he met They are the true delight of this book, mostly charming, sometimes reckless, occasionally threatening, always unpredictable, and forever inviting Danny to be up for the challenge of entertaining them, in one instance by dancing in front of a packed stadium, in another by eating sheep's brains in a local night market. Danny turns the wheels, you turn the pages. The pace is relentless. The story is both heart-stopping and heart-warming. The arrival is breakdown-and-cry emotional. And there's loads of fun and wonderment along the way too. What a book What a ride Live your dream. Go for it, Danny.

Moods of Future Joys Book
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Moods of Future Joys

  • Author : Alastair Humphreys
  • Publisher : Eye Books (US&CA)
  • Date : 2007-11-01
  • Category : Travel
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781908646033

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An updated edition including new color photographs and a new afterword looking back at the journeyAlastair Humphreys' around-the-world journey of 46,000 miles was an old-fashioned adventure: long, lonely, low-budget, and spontaneous. Cycling across five continents and sailing over the oceans, his ride took four years to complete, on a tiny budget of hoarded student loans. Here is the story of the first remarkable stage of the expedition. Just two weeks into the ride the September 11th attacks changed everything. All Humphreys' plans went out the window and, instead of riding towards Australia, he suddenly found himself pedaling through the Middle East and Africa and on toward Cape Town. This book recounts an epic journey that succeeded through Humphreys' trust in the kindness of strangers, at a time where the interactions of our global community are more confused and troubled than ever.

Your People Will be My People Book

Your People Will be My People

  • Author : Sue Grant-Marshall
  • Publisher : Protea Boekhuis
  • Date : 2019-01-31
  • Category : Biography
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 1485308895

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This is a biography about Ruth Khama, a middle-class white British woman who married an African chief-to-be in the late 1940s, with images never shown before, extensively researched and compellingly written. The book was compiled before Ruth Khama's death in 2002, and is based on personal interviews that Ruth had with the author.

The Salt Path Book

The Salt Path

  • Author : Raynor Winn
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Date : 2018-03-22
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781405937528

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The uplifting true tale of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey of salvation across the windswept South West coastline. Now a Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller 'The landscape is magical: shape-shifting seas and smugglers' coves; myriads of sea birds and mauve skies. Raynor writes exquisitely . . . It's a tale of triumph: of hope over despair; of love over everything . . . home was no longer about bricks and mortar. It was a state of mind' The Sunday Times Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey. The Salt Path is an honest and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways. 'The Salt Path is a life-affirming tale of enduring love that smells of the sea and tastes of a rich life. With beautiful, immersive writing, it is a story heart-achingly and beautifully told.' Jackie Morris

Nala s World Book
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Nala s World

  • Author : Dean Nicholson
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Date : 2020-09-29
  • Category : Pets
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781538718803

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Discover the heartwarming true story of a life-changing friendship between a man and his rescue cat, Nala, as they adventure together on a bike journey around the world -- from the Instagram phenomenon @1bike1world. When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet. But he hadn't bargained on the lessons he'd learn from his unlikely companion. Three months after leaving home, on a remote road in the mountains between Montenegro and Bosnia, he came across an abandoned kitten. Something about the piercing eyes and plaintive meowing of the bedraggled little cat proved irresistible. He couldn't leave her to her fate, so he put her on his bike and then, with the help of local vets, nursed her back to health. Soon on his travels with the cat he named Nala, they forged an unbreakable bond -- both curious, independent, resilient and adventurous. The video of how they met has had 20 million views and their Instagram has grown to almost 750k followers -- and still counting! Experiencing the kindness of strangers, visiting refugee camps, rescuing animals through Europe and Asia, Dean and Nala have already learned that the unexpected can be pretty amazing. Together with Garry Jenkins, writer with James Bowen of the bestselling A Street Cat Named Bob, Dean shares the extraordinary tale of his and Nala's inspiring and heart-warming adventure together.