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Long Way Down

Charley Boorman, Ewan McGregor

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True stories of heroism, endurance & survival, Prose: non-fiction, Travel writing

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travel down through Africa in a fascinating new biking adventure.

After 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 journey with two new BMWs loaded up for the trip. Joining up with producer/directors Russ Malkin and David Alexanian and the Long Way Round team, their route took them from John O Groats at the northernmost tip of Scotland to Cape Agulhas on the southernmost tip of South Africa.
Riding through spectacular scenery, often in extreme temperatures, Ewan and Charley faced their hardest challenges yet. With their trademark humour and honesty they tell their story - the drama, the dangers and the sheer exhilaration of riding together again, through a continent filled with magic and wonder.

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Praise for Long Way Down

  • The boys are back on their bikes and taking in the sights from the northern most tip of Scotland to the southern most tip of South Africa. - Australian Bookseller & Publisher

  • 'Both have a knack for vivid descriptions of the landscape and people, and the firstperson narrative ends up pulling you in because of the strength of their personalities. Yes, there are fart jokes and sexual innuendo. But they re blokes, travelling in a troupe, so it simply makes them seem more human.' - Sun Herald

  • A boy's own adventure and must-read for armchair travellers and bike enthusiasts - West Australian

  • Once again, it is the book that is the most captivating. Here, the articulate actors expose themselves with honesty as they swap the narration and give different perspectives on the same events And again, it's tough going on motorcycles and that is what makes their challenges and achievements so much greater. But the humour and emotional bond between the protagonists mean it is not just a book for bike nuts - Courier Mail

  • This is a great read for those with dreams of hitting the open road and seeing the world, or armchair adventurers. Be warned; you might just develop an urge to get a bike and take off - Herald Sun

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Charley Boorman

Charley Boorman is a much-loved TV star, adventurer and number one bestselling author. His travels with Ewan McGregor were chronicled in the international bestsellers Long Way Round and Long Way Down. He is also the author of Race to Dakar, By Any Means and Right to the Edge.When he is not travelling the world, he lives in London with his wife, two daughters and growing collection of motorcycles.

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