Slow Coast Home
5,000 Miles Around the Shores of England and Wales
By (author) Josie Dew
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Slow Coast Home by Josie Dew
Book DescriptionJosie Dew's love of cycling has taken her across the world, travelling everywhere from Japan and Mexico to Iceland, India and Algeria. In her latest book, she sets off on another quirky and riotous ride, choosing to circumnavigate the coastline of the British Isles. And she discovers that her homeland can be as surprising and full of incident as anywhere she has ever been. Beginning in Portsmouth, Josie sets off in a clockwise direction after a Shetland grandmother warns her that she'll end up meeting the devil if she travels anti-clockwise. Through rain, hail, floods, bitter temperatures, minor earthquakes and dusty drought, Josie pedals on, eventually returning to Land's End to complete Stage One of her remarkably lengthy odyssey along 5,000 miles of seaside, estuaries, creeks and islands. But is all as it seems? Who is the mysterious builder who appears at all the wrong moments? Who are the two-wheeled taggers-on lurking in her wake? What did she find at Puckpool Point, Bozomzeal and Woon Gumpus? And how did Josie so badly miscalculate her approach to the seafront at Newhaven that she landed in France?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780751531640
(197mm x 128mm x 36mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 6-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Josie Dew
Long Cloud Ride, Paperback (February 2008)
* The popular cyclist, Josie Dew, cycles round New Zealand and shares her unique and entertaining perspective of Kiwi Life in the perpetual adventure of her life on wheels.
Ride in the Neon Sun, Paperback (August 2004)
* The third in her series of cycling books sees Josie Dew riding east into the rising sun - to Japan * re-covered in her new cover style and in B format.
Travels in a Strange State, Paperback (April 2004)
* A highly entertaining memoir of an improbable journey, revealing the United States as it is rarely seen - from the seat of a bicycle
Sun in My Eyes, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by Josie Dew
* The sequel to Josie's A RIDE IN THE NEON SUN. * Armed only with her bike and a great sense of humour, Josie dew continues her epic journey through Japan.
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Author Biography - Josie Dew
Josie has cycled 280,000 miles across 43 countries, some by accident. The survivor of 5 continents, several wonky knees & a handful of worn-out bottom brackets, she is still firmly fixed in the saddle. WIND IN MY WHEELS was shortlisted for the 1992 Travel Writer of the Year Award.
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