Magazine article Geographical

Top 10 Writer's Reads

Magazine article Geographical

Top 10 Writer's Reads

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Josie Dew has cycled 450,000 kilometres across nearly 50 countries, some of them by accident. Her latest book, Long Cloud Ride, recounts her recent travels across New Zealand

1. Full Tilt: From Dublin to Delhi with a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy (John Murray, 8.99 [pounds sterling])

I was ten when I decided to cycle around the world on my Kingpin. Two years later, I read about Dervla Murphy doing just that

2. Richard's Bicycle Book by Richard Ballantine (Pan, 16.99 [pounds sterling])

As a nine-year-old this was my bikeshed bible

3. Leadvillet A Biography of the A40 by Edward Platt (Picador, 7,99 [pounds sterling])

I've cycled along part of the A40 known as the Western Avenue more times than I care to mention

4. Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey through Britain by Roger Deakin (Vintage, 7.99 [pounds sterling])

When I can't cycle I swim, so I dived headlong into this tale of swimming around Britain via rivers, ponds, lakes, canals and moats

5. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage to the Antorctic by Alfred Lansing (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 14. …

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