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Thanks to my producer, Tony Grant, at the BBC’s wonderful programme, From Our Own Correspondent, half an hour of radio that takes you around the world. Last week, I had the honour of being able to tell the story of a recent journey I did to the island of Ternate […]

Seatrek, Spice and the Maritime Silk Route.


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Many thanks to Michelle Harper for this review, which she posted on Kindle recently: Wish I could read it for the 1st time again; wonderful read, lyrical & haunting. Beautiful, haunting, lyrical, riveting! Follow the author on an exciting adventure into the heart of Patagonia and into his own heart. […]

New ***** Review of River of Desire


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These amazing, historic photos were recently sent to me by Ralph Lake, an old colleague and excellent Mandarin speaker, who shared an extraordinary year with me in Dalian, Manchuria, where I taught English at the Dalian Foreign Language Institute for a year from 1984-1985. It was only five years after […]

Dalian, China 1984-1985



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5.0 out of 5 stars True adventure! Reading this is almost like riding shotgun in the Jeep throughout the journey. This is an honest, uplifting, trying, and heartfelt story that travels through one of the most amazing places on the earth. Having been to parts of Patagonia, I found myself […]

***** Review of River of Desire


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Our journey aboard the Ombak Putih began in Sorong, in West Papua, or Irian Jaya, as it is known today. A bush town that services the resources grab currently taking place in Irian Jaya, Sorong felt like a place straight out of a Joseph Conrad novel. In an arts and […]

In Wallace’s Wake: Part Two ~ Penis Gourds and Birds ...


Our journey aboard the Ombak Putih began in Sorong, in West Papua, a bush town that still feels like a place straight out of a Joseph Conrad novel. In an arts and crafts store, I even found penis gourds for sale. All shapes and sizes. Some of them rather strange. […]

In Wallace’s Wake: Part Two ~ Penis Gourds and Birds ...



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I am pleased to announce that my new Memoir, River of Desire: A Journey Of The Heart Through Patagonia, is now Live on Kindle: http://tiny.cc/RDesire It’s been a long journey, in every sense, but I am very proud of the result. I hope you all enjoy it, too!

River of Desire


Cue, drum roll! I have just finished the final edit/rewrite of my next book, River of Desire: A Journey Of The Heart Through Patagonia. It’s a very personal work – a love story wrapped up in a travel book – and it begins with one of my favourite quotes. “ […]

River of Desire


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I am pleased to announce that Journey to Ki, the story of my Himalayan odyssey to the highest monastery in the world, has just been published on Kindle ( http://tinyurl.com/2cogfly ) Ki lies behind the Inner Line, a militarised buffer zone between India and Chinese Tibet, in the formidable Spiti […]

Journey to Ki ( Kindle Edition)