Long Way Down
Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor
Book DescriptionAfter their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. And after an inspirational UNICEF visit to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more depth. And so they set off on their 15,000-mile adventure, experiencing some of the toughest terrain in the world - and meeting some of the friendliest people. Containing over one hundred exclusive photographs - including some taken by Ewan and Charley, and many more by internationally renowned photographer Julian Broad - this beautifully illustrated edition vividly documents a trip of a lifetime.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847442499
(287mm x 198mm x 24mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ewan McGregor
Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart, Hardback (May 2016)
A year in the life of the landscapes and wildlife of Europe s greatest wilderness: the Scottish Highlands."
Actor and the Camera, Paperback (July 2014)
A practical guide for any young actor wanting to work on screen, which provides an accessible introduction to the worlds of film and TV. With a Foreword by Ewan McGregor.
Long Way Down, Paperback (June 2008)
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travel down through Africa in a fascinating new biking adventure
Long Way Round: The Illustrated Edition, Hardback (October 2005)» View all books by Ewan McGregor
'Long Way Round' is presented here accompanied by hundreds of photographs, including many by renowned photographer Julian Broad.
US Kirkus Review » Two best friends set out on a road trip across Africa.British actors and bosom buddies McGregor and Boorman produced a surprise hit in 2004 with the fun-loving travelogue Long Way Round (2004), which chronicled the duo's adventures as they cruised around the globe on their motorcycles, making friends and delivering wisecracks along the way. They get the travel bug again here, but decide this time to point their headlights toward the often-discussed but seldom-experienced continent of Africa. The authors prepare for the trip in the United Kingdom by learning survival tactics: how to sweet-talk hostile army officers carrying AK-47s, etc. Regrettably, this proves to be the most exciting section of the book. Their preparations suggest hair-raising adventures to come, but what we get when they finally hit the road is more akin to a prosaic vacation. The format is familiar: two dudes on cycles overcoming the usual vehicular emergencies and chatting up the locals. But the narrative lacks energy. Libyan sandstorms and herds of indifferent elephants present some minor dangers, but the authors seem satisfied with simply describing the local scenery. Even their visits to AIDS clinics and UNICEF facilities feel like sterile public-service announcements. The book is redeemed somewhat by the sincerity of the authors, who are truly likable guys, even if their shtick has gotten a little old.An amusing, well-intentioned adventure story that forgot to add the adventure. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor is one of the most successful film actors of his generation. Charley Boorman has appeared in films such as Excalibur, The Emerald Forest and The Bunker.
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