Présentation de l'éditeur
Mark Ellingham, founder of Rough Guides & publisher of 'Driving over Lemons'
Long-time Rough Guide author Jules Brown has travelled the world for thirty years, writing guidebooks, having adventures and generally trying to find his way home – wherever that might be.
Born in Ghana, raised in Yorkshire, and sent around the world by Rough Guides, Jules is not your usual travel writer. In 25 traveller’s tales, Jules chooses byways over highways every time – whether heading out on the job, or following in the footsteps of his one-of-a-kind father. On the way, he climbs volcanoes, hikes across cities and deserts, mushes huskies, searches for the Loch Ness monster, gets stuck up a Lake District mountain, learns to cook rice in Hong Kong, and delivers the mail in New Zealand. He also gets stranded on a Mediterranean island, which is mostly his fault, and crash-lands in Tehran, which definitely isn’t.
‘Takoradi to the stars (via Huddersfield)’ is a heartwarming search for home and identity by a seasoned traveller with a quirky take on travel writing. Read the book and you’ll certainly never look at Huddersfield in the same light again (and if, like Jules, you eat a puffin, you’ve only got yourself to blame).