'A gripping account...at turns frightening, comic, uplifting. Whether you're a paddler or not, don't miss it.' --Outsider
'I really enjoyed Paddle - a genuine adventure story with nothing gimmicky and dangers understated.' --Dervla Murphy
'A highly entertaining journey ... Winn combines the hair-raising days on the sea with nights in traditional pubs.' --Sunday Times
Charming, quietly epic, and with an irresistible undertow of wit, Paddle is a low-tech adventure that captures the sheer joy of a misty morning on Ireland's coast. As the sun breaks through, you'll be longing to set off in his wake. Jasper Winn grew up in West Cork, where he left school at age ten and educated himself by reading, riding horses, learning rural skills and playing music. It was an upbringing that has shaped a lifetime of travel and writing.
He has journeyed across the Atlas with nomadic Berbers, canoed along the Danube, and often crosses countries on horseback. He was story consultant on the IMAX film, Ride Around the World, about the world's horse cultures. Paddle is his first book.