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The Great Escape: Adventures on the Wild West Coast


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The Great Escape: Adventures on the Wild West Coast by Monty Halls
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The drive would take fifteen hours, a slow meander up virtually the entire length of Britain. Not having the first idea what was required for my six-month sojourn as a crofter on the west coast of Scotland, I had opted to take along pretty much everything I owned... A diary of adventure in picturesque Sand Bay, Monty Halls Great Escape takes readers on an extraordinary journey, from auspicious beginnings as Monty renovates his cottage and meets a rich cast of local characters, through dark days when he yearns for the trappings of urban existence. Armed with little more than optimism and a basic knowledge of DIY and with his gigantic (possibly insane) dog, Reuben, as his companion Monty raises sheep, pigs and chickens, grows his own vegetables, and learns all about simple living on the wild west coast. Published to coincide with a major BBC series, Monty Halls Great Escape is a book for anyone who has dreamed of living a more meaningful life.

Author Biography

A successful explorer, marine biologist and writer, Monty Halls has led numerous expeditions and projects throughout the world, including three circumnavigations of the earth seeking out the greatest encounters in the oceans. His television credits include presenting Channel 4's Journey to the Centre of the Earth (the science behind Jules Verne's novel), Discovery's Rebuilding the Past (an attempt to recreate an Iron Age settlement) and Five's Great Ocean Adventures, for which he was also the author of the accompanying book. Monty operates the adventure travel company, Full Circle Expeditions, and is also a leading motivational speaker.
Release date Australia
February 4th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
BBC Books
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