'A highly readable and spiritually uplifting book about a dream come true' Wanderlust 'Touching and memorable ... one for armchair travellers and bike freaks' Daily Mail From London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America. But as the miles slipped beneath the tyres of their big BMWs, their troubles started. Exhaustion, injury and accidents tested their strength. Treacherous roads, unpredictable weather and turbulent politics challenged their stamina. They were chased by paparazzi in Kazakhstan, courted by men with very large guns in the Ukraine, hassled by the police, and given bulls' testicles for supper by Mongolian nomads. And yet despite all these obstacles they managed to ride more than twenty thousand miles in four months, changing their lives forever in the process. As they travelled they documented their trip, taking photographs, and writing diaries by the campfire. Long Way Round is the result of their adventures - a fascinating, frank and highly entertaining travel book about two friends riding round the world together and, against all the odds, realising their dream.
Australia as post World War 2 English emigrants embarking under an Australian government subsidised plan to populate the country. It a was time when there were jobs for anyone anywhere throughout the length and breadth of Australia, thus making it possible to travel, work and explore during a more innocent time in a land climatically and socially conducive to such idyllic possibilities. The period covered is 16 years, from 1954 to 1970, of which five years are spent in New Zealand. Throughout this time children are born and a young family evolves. Many emigrants simply settled around the major cities for no other apparent reason than that it was where they had disembarked. For some this was traumatic and sometimes tragic. The book attempts – however briefly - to address such themes and the themes of emigrants in general. As the Vietnam War emerges an attempt is made to define Australia’s political choices in relation to her geographical environment. Ostensibly written for family and friends, the story strives towards a wider audience, but is entirely biographical and factual, except where a few forgotten names – very few – have been substituted with others.
As I drew closer to the town of Pont-de- Vaux... I found myself thinking of some of the places Id passed through. There were so many tiny hamlets, villages and larger towns, some vibrant and fine-looking, others lifeless, run down and in dire need of repair. Then there were, of course, the countless numbers of French people who had helped me piece together the jigsaw of roads along my way. The places I was riding through werent quite the same, but there was that unmistakable pungent smell of agriculture in the air and the sight of fat cows chomping lazily on mouthfuls of grass. It was vastly different from the Hautes-Alps and the bustling stretch of Mediterranean coast, but full of its own charm and character nonetheless. Beginning with the idea of tackling some of Europes most formidable mountains on his road bike, Mark Krieger, along with his wife Roz, started his journey around France - from the medieval town of Langres - and instantly fell in love with the country. Known for its history, culture, fine cuisine and above all, its cycling, it became the perfect setting for a Tour of a lifetime.
Grind Can Jason convince Cara to go from being lovers to something more? Ignite Can two friends masquerading as a married couple on a trip to paradise change friendship into something more? Scorch Even good girls can learn to break the rules.
Author: Ewan McGregor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-07-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
This unique travelogue offers the breathtaking account of the authors' three-month motorcycle journey across two continents, that took them from the northernmost tip of Scotland, across Europe, and down through Africa ending in Cape Town.
AN ANTHOLOGY OF AMISH ROMANCETHE AMISH LONG WAY ROUNDAmity is an Amish woman faces tragedy as her older sister dies shortly after giving birth to a daughter. She helps around the house and with raising the baby until she feels affection toward her sister's husband. Feeling as if she'd be betraying her sister, she distances herself from the man...But is their budding romantic feelings toward one another real and in Gott's plan?THE BEAUTIFUL CHOICEJeremiah is an Amish man who returns to his community after serving time in prison. His life seemed destined for happiness until he accidentally killed a man when defending the honor of his fiancee, Rachel. Now back in the community, he sees Rachel's family is now in hard times. Rachel does greet him with open arms as she is now dating someone else...But with his feelings for her still strong, he holds out hope as they both choose between two futures...AMISH BEAUTIFULHannah is in love with one of the hired hands on her father's ranch. But the young man seems to be playing with her heart...One day is attentive and loving...the next, he seems distant. There is another young man in town who loves Hannah to death. He is the best friend of the farmhand and feels reluctant to make his own feelings known as he doesn't want to hurt his friend. Hannah knows of the man's feelings and realizes that he is the more stable character... but she cannot ignore her own desire for the farm hand. Hannah prays that God makes his will known to her...Can she figure out God's plan for her love and life?AMISH TREASURECaylee is a reporter who visits a local Amish farm trying to follow up on a story that one of the houses in the community may be haunted. It is a frivolous news story but she soon meets a handsome man who doesn't want anyone delving into the past of the home. While looking through the old house, she discovers an old treasure map and the two begin a fun search for the "lost treasure." Caylee finds herself drawn to the Amish man but fears that her own secret will keep them apart.THE AMISH GIRL AND THE ENGLISCHEREmma is an angry young Amish woman. Her father had tried to set her up with son of his best friend and she refused. She runs away with the blue-eyed Englischer, Travis, but soon longs for her simple Amish life. Will the community take her back after she has turned their back on them? Or will she remain on the outside world and work things out with Travis?AMISH SUNDAYEsther is a young Amish woman hired by a recently widowed man to help take care of his child. Esther agrees to terms with Isaac, but soon grows to love both him and his child. Esther thinks Isaac has feelings for him as well but they are both too shy and professional to make those feelings known. Isaac's family feels the need to help him find another wife so they begin seeking out another mate for him. Esther then begins to fear that their love will be forever unrequited. Or will one of them finally admit their feelings before it is too late?
Author: Terry Davis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2013-06
Based in and around the ancient Medieval town of Faversham (England) and young Julie's adventures after she runs away from a spiteful Matron at the orphanage where she lived since the age of four after her parents were killed in a nasty car crash in 1954. All locations are real as are some of the characters. You decide which ones they are. Parts of this story contain explicit sexual and violent scenes which are essential to the plot IF YOU ARE OFFENDED by EITHER DO NOT READ THIS BOOK
Author: Guy Brook-Hart
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2008-04-24
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Complete First Certificate is a new course for the 2008 revised FCE exam. Informed by the Cambridge Learner Corpus and providing a complete FCE exam paper specially prepared for publication by Cambridge ESOL, it is the most authentic exam preparation course available. This topic-based course covers every part of the FCE exam in detail, ensuring that students are fully equipped to tackle each part of every paper. In addition, the accompanying free CD-ROM enables students to focus on their own particular areas of difficulty and work at their own pace.
Author: James Williamsen
Publisher: Andrei Kharchanka
Release Date: 2014-02-28
The issue of safe ports and berths naturally stems from the vessel’s operation. Safe Port and Safe Berth delineates a meaning of safety under English and American law, discusses a standard of culpability of the parties, and describes on physical, political, administrative and ecological conditions. These conditions of the port are discussed with examples of court’s decisions and arbitration awards. The book provides a view of legal practitioners on piracy, radioactive contamination, ocean pollution by oil spills and decease outbreak on board and their interplay with port safety. The book is written as a tool to ship brokers, owners, charterers, arbitrators and courts in an attempt to minimize the risk in global trade and to bring certainty to interpretation of charterparties.
After two months on board a Russian container ship sailing 15,000 miles across the world, Josie finally arrives in New Zealand with her bike. Over the next nine months she cycles 10,000 kilometres all over North and South Islands while experiencing the wettest, windiest and stormiest year on record. During this time Josie was spat at, shouted at, honked at, and both run off and blown off the road. She got soaked, sunburnt, hailed on and snowed on and was alternately starved and over-fed, over-charged and under-charged. Then there was the wildlife: the possums (both dead and alive): exotic birds such as moreporks (with their eerie call) and fantails (who decided to follow); the ostriches, who liked to chase English cyclists and the harriers, who liked to dive bomb them; the more familiar but no less frustrating farm animals, who provided sheep-jams and cow-blocks to slow Josie down. In Long Cloud Ride, Josie brings New Zealand brilliantly to life. Warm, witty and acutely observed as ever, her latest adventure is sure to delight old and new fans alike.
Tis better to be born lucky than rich.... There are many ways to confront tragedy and hard times. Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt's tragic--and ultimately uplifting--tale of how one man overcame adversity and found happiness in the New World is a compelling story that has touched thousands of readers. It's a Long Way from Penny Apples is another view of the Irish experience, another man's journey out of the grinding poverty that held an entire generation of Irishmen in its thrall. Poverty and its ills can rend a family apart and ruin countless lives, leaving individuals on their own to find their way, if they can, out of that despair and on to a new life. But not every family gives in to defeat. Sometimes the choice is to not leave anyone behind... and out of that love, a family can come together, using all their talents to bring all of their loved ones to a better place. Bill Cullen was lucky enough to have one such family. Born and bred in the rough inner city slums of Summerhill in Dublin, Bill was one of fourteen children. Selling on the streets from the age of six, be it fruit, flowers, newspapers, Christmas decorations, football colors, or programs, was a means of putting food on the table for Bill and his family. He finished school at thirteen to go on the street fulltime. In 1956 Bill got a job as a messenger boy for a pound a week at Waldens Ford Dealer in Dublin. Through hard work and unrelenting determination, Bill was appointed director general of the company, in 1965. Bill went on to set up the Firlane Motor Company which became the biggest Ford dealership in Ireland. In 1986 he took over the troubled Renault car distribution franchise from Waterford Crystal. His turnaround of that company into what is now the Glencullen Group is a business success story-the group now has an annual turnover of 250 million. Bill Cullen's story is an account of incredible poverty and deprivation in the Dublin slums. It highlights the frustration of a father and mother feeling their relationship crumble as they fight to give their children a better life. It's a story of courage, joy, and happiness--of how a mother gave inspiration and values to her children, saying to them, "The best thing I can give you is the independence to stand on your own feet." It's a Long Way from Penny Apples is nothing less than a modern-day Horatio Alger story, told with humor and love; a heartwarming tale of redemption and overcoming adversity by one of the most famous self-made men in Ireland At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.