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'He made it from London to New Zealand. Yet more amazing, he sounds like a decent, modest witty guy.'(The Times)
'Genuinely funny... easy-to-read and hard-to-put-down... it's unremitting and utterly addictive.'(Real Travel)
'Smith flies, sails, rides and begs his way across the globe.'(Wanderlust)
'I really enjoyed the book and have been spreading the word. Amazing.'(Iain Morris, TV Producer (creator, The Inbetweeners))
'A madcap and frankly inadvisable adventure... hugely enjoyable, very funny.'(Martin Kelner, columnist for The Guardian)
'Smith is one of our true British eccentrics and should be saluted. He is fearless and possibly quite mad.'(Alex Lester BBC Radio 2)
Paul Smith (@twitchhiker) is a former Sony award-winning radio producer based in Newcastle. He currently has 11,000 followers on Twitter and blogs about travel at http://www.twitchhiker.com.
It is probably something to do with my age . I enjoy reading travel books , finding out a bit about the author and the way they tick , About their interactions with the people they... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Brad bee
Two things I look for in a travel book, an interesting story and a funny recount of it. this book has it in abundancePublished 12 months ago by Luke capon
I'll keep this quick and simple. Enjoyable adventure and an original concept. Travel the world by twitter.I Like Pauls writing style and the story never stands still. Read morePublished on 1 April 2013 by Keith Larkworthy
What a clever idea! Not a Twitter user, but nevertheless enjoyed the concept and the journey. Really wanted him to gain his objective.Published on 1 Jan. 2013 by mrs m cryer
This was a great read. Its about travelling from Newcastle to an Island near New Zealand.He has set up some conditions and rules by which he can travel. Read morePublished on 27 Sept. 2012 by Stephen Luff
One of the best books I've read in a long time - reads a lot like early Bill Bryson. Paul is a phenomenal writer with an incredible story. Read morePublished on 9 July 2012 by John
I have just finished Twitchhiker, and I haven't laughed out loud so much while reading a book since reading Bill Bryson's books about America. Read morePublished on 29 April 2012 by Michelle
If anything this book will definitely advise you to avoid Tescos in Gateshead, which I can attest to, having lived here almost all my life, the book is a wonderful journey where... Read morePublished on 2 Mar. 2012 by Wildheart Baby
This was such an original idea it made me want to read the book. How exciting to travel the world and not know exactly where you are going and where you might sleep tomorrow! Read morePublished on 7 Feb. 2012 by Big Book Little Book