Out now! The new book by Jules Brown
Takoradi to the stars (via Huddersfield)
‘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.
In 25 traveller’s tales, Jules climbs volcanoes, 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.
Come and join me on a new journey. One that starts in Takoradi, Ghana, in West Africa, where I was born, and then ventures out around the world from the English town of Huddersfield where I grew up. These two unsung places are the sort of towns that people leave, especially if they have travel in their blood. They have nothing in common, except for me, but the further I’ve travelled from both, the more I’ve wondered where home – and heart – lies. Jules Brown
What they say
Jules’ travel writing is funny, inspiring, quirky and always engaging. His blog is great but reading the cream of his travels in book form is even more fun. Mark Ellingham, founder of Rough Guides & publisher of ‘Driving over Lemons’
Jules has a rare observational talent. These short travel tales are really very good – passionate, engaging and entertaining. Phil Ascough, journalist, author, media/PR consultant
The best kind of travel companion – funny, informed and always up for an adventure. Read this book! Martin Dunford, Rough Guides founder & Cool Places publisher
A fascinating and hilarious collection of stories from a brilliant story teller. Amazon review
Instantly engaging snapshots from thirty years of travelling and writing . . . I wanted more! Highly recommended. Amazon review
A new genre may have been born . . . A touching combination of tribute, travelogue, anecdote and high jinx packed with new ideas, top tips and messages for the unsuspecting. Amazon review
Where’s my passport? I need to go there! Not so much a series of beautifully observed snapshots as lovingly created miniature paintings. Sensitive, informative, funny and personal touches in each destination. Amazon review
I just love this man’s work and have been a fan for many years. Here we are with another travel gem to take you off around the world and get lost among the wit and banter . . . simply wonderful. Amazon review
I thought this was a great book – it’s really funny at times, sort of like a Bill Bryson book, full of misadventures and misunderstandings. Amazon review
Available now on Amazon, wherever you live!
‘Takoradi to the stars (via Huddersfield’ is available as both an eBook and paperback.
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