Travels with Boogie
500 Mile Walkies and Boogie Up the River in One Volume
By (author) Mark Wallington
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Travels with Boogie by Mark Wallington
Book Description"Travels With Boogie" is the story of two city slickers - one an unattractive but streetwise mongrel from Stockwell, the other the long-suffering author - and how they came to terms with England's countryside and waterways. First they had to survive against all odds as they embarked on a heroic journey up hill and down dale, with rucksacks full of Kennomeat, along Britain's longest coastal footpath - from Somerset to Devon, from Cornwall to Dorset. And they did it. Then, undaunted, they took on the treacherous waters of the Thames. Not exactly as Mark had planned, however: this time his companion was to be the delectable Jennifer - but she was held up at the office, and when Boogie was dropped off at the kennels the other dogs complained. "Travels With Boogie" is a witty and fascinating account of a mismatched couple and of the people they meet and places they visit.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099503125
(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Auto Biography, Hardback (October 2013)
British motoring, from golden age to gridlock. A history of Britain from the driving seat. The Auto Biography charts the story of British motoring from the viewpoint of the everyday motorist.
Uke of Wallington, Paperback (May 2012)
BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week - 14th May 2012. When the only gig Mark Wallington's rhythm and blues band can get is in a nursing home they decide it's time to call it a day. But then Mark discovers an instrument he might just have enough talent for - the ukulele. This book follows his 42-night road trip, playing open mic sessions across the UK.
Day Job, Paperback (July 2006)
Mark Wallington, who want to change the face of British comedy, is going to finance this dream by becoming a gardener. The result is an account of a year spent working in other people's gardens. This is the story of nights spent in the back room of a pub trying to write scripts, and of days spent understanding the British obsession with gardening.
Pennine Walkies, Paperback (June 1997)» View all books by Mark Wallington
The original Boogie, reluctant hero of the South West Peninsular Path, was the Mongrel from hell. Mark Wallington's New Boogie, like New Labour, appears a much trendier and more wholesome incarnation -until, that is, Mark gets him on the Pennine Way. This is the big one in every sense. Clearly Boogie will do fine -but will Mark be up to the task?
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Author Biography - Mark Wallington
Mark Wallington was born in Swanage in Dorset in 1953. He worked for a while as a gardener in London before becoming a scriptwriter and a journalist. In 1982 he walked the South West Coastal Path and his subsequent book, 500 Mile Walkies, became a bestseller. In 1992 Mark Wallington published his novel The Missing Postman and then wrote the script for the award-winning television play starring James Bolam. He is much sought-after as a film and television writer, working from his home in the High Peak in Derbyshire, where he keeps a truly wonderful garden. He is married with two children.
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