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on 17 June 2015
One of the best cycle touring books Ive read.

There are several levels to this book: Annes journey as travels around the world after having not cycled since she was a child (she was 55 when she headed off), wonderful stories about the roads she was travelling on (Roman roads from the UK to Italy, then following Alexander the Greats conquests, the Silk Road and the paths of the pioneers in Australia and the reverse of the ones in America), as well as little anecdotes about people, places she meets/see, and her life prior to the journey.

Well written, flows beautifully and unlike some books Ive read, doesnt go too much into what she packed/bike specifications, or waffle on about nothing for pages.
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on 14 May 2015
Nearly finished it and I am loving it. She took off cycling around the world at 50 odd years of age with barely any cycling experience. It is more than a regular book about cycling, she was a historian so she has plenty of knowledge about the places she travels through. I love books like this because they inspire me to get off my posterior and do something. Not something like cycling around the world but just something more than I'm doing now, ie something out of my ordinary!
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on 24 October 2015
I gave up about a third of the way through as there is too much in the way of Roman history, a period of time that I am not really interested in, and too little about the cycling. If this period of history interests you then it might well be the book for you though.
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on 1 May 2014
Very interesting account from a courageous and interesting lady. She weaves a lot of historical context around her adventure. Many 'humanist' anecdotes as well. A minor point......As a cycle-tourer I'd have liked to have known more about the technical side, and how she found her kit etc.
Buy this though, whether you want a cycling book, or simply an interesting travel book.
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on 26 April 2014
I BOUGHT THIS BOOK FOR MY FRIEND WHO HAS READ OTHER BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR. SHE LIKES THE WAY THE READER IS DRAWN IN TO THE JOURNEY AND EXPERIENCES THEY ENCOUNTER
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on 8 April 2018
good
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on 26 December 2013
Although I'm sure the contents of the book will be a very interesting read the actual quality of the book feels very much like a cheap photo copy, the text isn't sharp and the section with the photo's in is very poor quality indeed. Quite dissapointing as it was a gift for someone.
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on 31 December 2016
Excellent book, quick delivery
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on 20 January 2014
Recommend this to anyone with a sense of adventure. Just love her cavalier spirit. Proves that the British sense of adventure lives on.
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on 11 July 2016
Yet another gift. ....
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