Long Way Back

Long Way Back

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By Charley Boorman

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About this product

From the best-selling author of Long Way Round and Long Way Down.

On February 16 2016, motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman suffered a major road traffic accident in Portugal. Having spent the better part of his life on some form of motorbike, his world came crashing down after he was knocked off a Triumph Tiger Explorer, smashing his right ankle and causing severe damage to his left fibia and tibia. It was unclear if he wouldever walk properly again, let alone ride a motorbike.

Moving between past and present, Long Way Back recounts Charley's journey back of recovery, the ambulance ride, the numerous operations in a Portuguese hospital, the medivac aircraft flight back to London. In alternating chapters, as his inability to walk for several months provokes introspection, Boorman recounts his childhood, where his passion formotorbikes began, and the formative influences in his life - from his father, a touring film director, to his long-time friend Ewan McGregor, and Sean Connery's son Jason, who first introduced him to bikes.

As Charley struggles to cope with this potentially life-changing situation, it is these touchstones who will give him strength on the long way back to health.

Product specifications

Binding Hardback

Pages 320 pages

Size 234mm x 156mm

Author Charlie Boorman

Published 01/05/2017

Publisher AA Media

ISBN 9780749578503

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