Mansfield's beautifully written travel biographies never fail to surprise. His tales tell of the lives of the ordinary people he meets on his travels; their stories are distilled, never embellished. The stories flow in the context of political unrest, revolutions, the beginnings of new wars, and old wars still unsettled. Told in his unique style, using words like brush strokes to propel the reader forward, his story telling is an inspiration for all who would learn to travel on unknown roads.
The notes for his books are recorded on the road in a leather notebook; the books you'll buy are printed to look like the original notebook. And as a person of taste and tradition you'll be delighted with the packaging and presentation that you'll receive.
Since 2010 the author has travelled in more than forty countries on four continents; many more than twice. Some 65,000 of these miles were travelled solo, on a motorcycle.
RUSSIA, SIBERIA, MONGOLIA & KAZAKHSTAN
The long awaited prequel to Vol IV, a very human and uplifting story as the author travels the Trans Siberian Highway with equal amounts of hope and trepidation interspersed with love, fear, broken bones, meetings with gangsters, mechanical failures and the unfailing gift of humour.
Another wonderful read in Derek’s unique style Cliff Williams
Superb. A great read. Tony W
One of the best motorbike travel books I have read Pip
Quality! Paul C
The new Beat Poet? Strummerbus
Great read Paul Holroyd
384 pages, inc 32 colour plates £11.99 plus post
EASTERN EUROPE, THE BALTICS & THE BALKANS
The book describes a summer journey across west, central and eastern Europe without a map and little comprehension of road signs. Described as "genius", "exquisite prose", "wonderfully surreal" and "an observational classic, the author's acerbic wit pin sharp".
Fabulous read! Lovely. Lovely. Lovely. Missing Button
Great read Seth Masia
A landmark for its genre David Coulson
Fantastic book, love it! Tania Walters
Enjoy the journey! Paul C
One of the best travel books available Chris Michaels
Very easy to give the book 5 stars Sam Manicom
116 pages, £5.99 plus postage
AN INSPIRATIONAL GIFT
I designed this compass for when I'm riding the steppe. Out there, there is no GPS, nor even people. An inspiration for your own bold endeavours, it's sure to add a dash of derring - do to your adventure bookshelf.
As used by many well known fellow Adventurers, Explorers, and Writers, this beautifully engineered 75mm x 75mm x 20mm deep substantial compass has a dust excluding glass cover and close fitting lid etched on both sides. Inside is my favourite motto.
£25.00 plus postage
Books and other products purchased on this page are mailed with a brown paper wrapping, tied with string and finished with the now famous red wax seal. Naturally they are signed by the author.
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