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ISBN:
0751502499
Author:
Josie Dew
Category:
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language:
English
Publisher:
Sphere (June 10, 1993)
Pages:
384 pages
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1588 kb
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1704 kb
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1789 kb
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Rating:
4.6
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157


For a really inspiring read, try Josie Dew's THE WIND IN MY WHEELS.

For a really inspiring read, try Josie Dew's THE WIND IN MY WHEELS. This book is a collection of travel tales from a young brit bike traveller who has logged an impressive bunch of kilometers on this planet, will maintaining a business as a bike caterer in the off season. In this book she covers her trails in Bulgaria, Morocco, Nepal, Africa, France, Spain, England, Ireland, Romania, India, Iceland, Italy, Gibraltar, Russia, Belgium, The Netherlands, Scotland, Newfoundland & Nova Scotia, among others I'm sure I forgot. It's dizzying actually, and hard to recall at points which country she is in.

As a young girl, Josie Dew developed an overpowering urge to travel. WIND IN MY WHEELS was shortlisted for the 1992 Travel Writer of the Year Award. She also fell out of a fast-moving vehicle and, rather inconveniently, developed a lifelong aversion to cars. Along came her first bicycle, and she has never looked back.

Josie also has books about The Wind in My Wheels - Josie Dew Still more biking adventure Josie Dew is a pocket dynamo, not the type that converts kinetic energy into electricity from the bicycle wheel, but the one that actually drives the wheel in the first place.

Josie also has books about The Wind in My Wheels - Josie Dew Still more biking adventure. I listed Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy earlier. Here's three more women bike trek authors. Josie Dew is a pocket dynamo, not the type that converts kinetic energy into electricity from the bicycle wheel, but the one that actually drives the wheel in the first place. A mostly solo cyclist, she actually prefers to do without the company, she relates her adventures in a highly-entertaining fashion. Books related to The Wind In My Wheels. Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie. Four continents, thirty-six countries and eighty thousand miles worth of astounding adventures, eccentric characters, varied cultures and ever-enduring optimism are the result of her travels. Blazing Bicycle Saddles. Along came her first bicycle, and she has never looked back

As a young girl, Josie Dew developed an overpowering urge to travel.

TRAVELS IN A STRANGE STATE: Cycling across the USA. A RIDE IN THE NEON SUN: A Gaijin in Japan. THE SUN IN MY EYES: Two-Wheeling East. SLOW COAST HOME: A 5000 mile cycle journey around the shores of England and Wales. SADDLED AT SEA: A 15,000-mile journey to New Zealand by Russian freighter.

Wind In My Wheels Dew,Josie Little, Brown 9780751502497 : For armchair travellers and cyclists alike, this is Josie Dew& first book of her adventures in several . Wind In My Wheels, Dew,Josie. Сейчас книги нет в продаже. Возможно появится в будущем.

Wind In My Wheels Dew,Josie Little, Brown 9780751502497 : For armchair travellers and cyclists alike, this is Josie Dew& first book of her adventures in several countries.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group ISBN . her writing is chattery and matter of fact CYCLING PLUS For a really inspiring read, try Josie Dew's THE WIND IN MY WHEELS.

her writing is chattery and matter of fact CYCLING PLUS For a really inspiring read, try Josie Dew's THE WIND IN MY WHEELS

As a young girl, Josie Dew developed an overpowering urge to travel. She also fell out of a fast-moving vehicle and, rather inconveniently, developed a lifelong aversion to cars. Along came her first bicycle, and she has never looked back. Four continents, thirty-six countries and eighty thousand miles worth of astounding adventures, eccentric characters, varied cultures and ever-enduring optimism are the result of her travels.From Saharan locust invasions to tree-climbing goats, and a customs official who wouldn't let her leave India because 'You are making me a very fine wife', her encounters are described with honesty, wit and perception. Strange incidents and bizarre circumstances punctuate her journeys: in Nepal she met a team of Frenchmen running from Paris to China, and a cyclist on his way from one Olympic Games to the next. In Udaipur she was greeted by everyone with the refrain 'Hello Mr. Jamie Bond Octopussy filmed here', whilst her view of post-Ceausescu Romania, a nation suffering and starving, affected her both physically and mentally.THE WIND IN MY WHEELS is informative, illuminating, and ceaselessly amusing.

  • Hanad
I'm only about halfway into the book, but it is one of the more enjoyable bike touring books I have read. Josie Dew is an intelligent, observant, free-spirited woman with a killer, but understated sense of humor. I have begun checking out her website. She is molding her three children in her own image, and they seem to be loving it. Fun mum.
  • Phalaken
If you enjoy reading about travel adventures, Josie Dew will tell you fascinating tales of Europe, Asia, and Africa--on a bicycle! It was fascinating to learn about the people and countries she visited, where she stayed (often by herself in remote places), and what it's like to travel on a bike. Josie shows how her simple way of traveling can bring immense joy. She is a young person full of fun and curiosity. Can't wait to read her other books.
  • Banal
If you want to read about someone who can't stay organized and who loves chaos, then you will love this book.
  • Uyehuguita
This is a must read for every one. The way the writer created the story, which was about cycling in Europe. There is drama, humour and great description of the country side, the people and the food.
  • Winn
All is fine!!
  • Tantil
This book is a collection of travel tales from a young brit bike traveller who has logged an impressive bunch of kilometers on this planet, will maintaining a business as a bike caterer in the off season.

In this book she covers her trails in [no particular order] Bulgaria, Morocco, Nepal, Africa, France, Spain, England, Ireland, Romania, India, Iceland, Italy, Gibraltar, Russia [briefly], Belgium, The Netherlands, Scotland, Newfoundland & Nova Scotia, among others I'm sure I forgot. It's dizzying actually, and hard to recall at points which country she is in.

So in terms of coverage this is the most complete globetrotting bike travel book I've read, having covered all this land, she goes a little soft in points on the details of certain places for example Newfoundland was not even mentioned in her text other than a picture of Dildo--I guess she skimped on details there.

Having looked at but not yet read her other books, they seem to have more focus and less land travelled so I'm sure they'd be better on those details, leaving this as not much of a criticism.

It is a fun and light read, Dew is obviously a biker by choice and rather than taking time to search into herself outin the world on a bike, she travels partially for a job and the sake of riding in these places. So if you're looking for a fun read about riding through places, not some grander perspective, this is your deal.

In her own words "I think it is called 'introspection'. I prefer to reamin 'lost within' and throw any self analysis to the wind"

In this regard she shows her age and interests, when most of these books are the opposite this caters to a niche. She is funny at times and not at all averse to honest discussion of travel with all it's frozen fingers and poop stains. This is a book about bike touring for the sake of bike touring, and in that it is wonderful and fun.

From what I've seen in this book, this is a good series complete with little school scribbler type drawings, and funny maps. [better than the snotty Anne Mustoe].
  • Vobei
WARNING: THIS REVIEW IS FOR KINDLE VERSION: I discovered Ms. Dew's books at the local library. She is a GREAT writer and her books are WONDERFUL! I would give her 6 out of 5 Stars on the four books I have read thus far. HOWEVER, I recently purchased two of her books as eBooks for my Kindle HDX via Amazon Store. Be aware that the Kindle eBook version does NOT contain any photographs! Text yes, but no photographs, either book covers or photo library insert. Admittedly, this is a detail. I enjoy the books for the narrative. Nonetheless, it was not fully disclosed on the Amazon page and certainly not adequately reflected in the Print-vs-eBook price (in my opinion).

I suspect this was done by the ePublisher for cost reasons. However, part of the enjoyment of sharing Mr. Dew's "experience" is seeing what she saw. Moreover, with the huge push by the publishing industry to force readers to electronic formats (at significantly higher profits for them), this oversight only reinforces the concern that buyers are, in fact, NOT getting the same thing as the print version.

It Pains me to say this, but for the full Josie experience, my recommendation: Kill a couple trees, pollute the atmosphere with carbon fumes running the truck from the Amazon warehouse, but order the print version.....all for the sake of a few dollars/pounds/euros and a dozen photos.
...and I have read a lot. Since I've pretty much cycled around this planet I reckon that this is a qualified recommendation. Her text is sprinkled with some evocative poetic descriptions. One that has stuck in my mind was about watching clouds recede down a valley (somewhere in Iceland/Scandinavia) like a ghost shimmering down a hallway. There are lots of these sort of things, this makes the book Very Good. However what made this book Excellent was the thrilling drama in the last few chapters. Not only is the book well written but it is full of interesting stories.
My only complaint is that she did not mention meeting a know-all pedestrian on the Post Office steps in Prague, where I seem to remember offering the little mite some advice!
Summary: A damn good read between cycle trips.