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Two brothers take on the mammoth challenge of riding 4000 miles around the coast of mainland Britain, on a rickety old motorbike and sidecar outfit. The challenge is set up to raise money for diabetes after one of the brothers suffered a near fatal hypo, leaving him in a coma for 12 days. Feeling lucky and grateful to be alive, despite being diagnosed with osteoporosis shortly after and suffering several spinal fractures, Keith and his brother Ian set out to help others with diabetes. But the trip turns to disaster, over shadowed by the curse of the ventriloquists dummy! If you're prepared to believe it. All the evidence is there. Please, go ahead and read the book, you can then make up your own mind.
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Sep 20, 2014By Ian Phipps. I bought the book after seeing the Wathen brothers at Barton Bike Night, raising money for the charity. I simply could not put it down and read it in one shot, I could not believe how the boys got stuck in against all that was thrown at them and came up smiling. My hat is off to you. So get it bought and have a great read and yes, there are still some very good and decent people out there that has restored some of my faith in Great Britain.
Jun 1, 2014I was attracted to this book as raising awareness for diabetes is a worthwhile cause and I'm glad I read it as I thoroughly enjoyed the drama portrayed by the author, along with the wit and determination of the two brothers. It's nice to see genuine acknowledgement from the author towards the general public who were complete strangers but were unbelievably generous and trusting. I just wonder if the sidecar hadn't arrived with the dummy, would the journey have gone without as many problems? A good play on their journey and a good read!!
May 30, 2014Although I know the author and the story, the following review is a true and honest opinion of my feelings towards the book. Had I have not enjoyed it, I would have given the obligratory polite "oh very good" to the author himself and not bothered to write a review. I started to read this book and once started could not put it down until I had finished it. The subject matter being Diabetes is very close to my heart and my admiration goes to these guys for attempting such a mammoth task. The book to me depicts enormous tenacity of spirit from the brothers faced with such adversity at every corner (Quite literally, so it seems)along with capturing and restoring my faith in the Great British public's generosity. The dialogue between the author and his brother along with surreptitious one liners had me belly laughing out loud, which seldom happens when I read a book even if I happen to think it was funny. I for one am quite pleased about the fact this journey did not go... More > according to plan, as without all the trials and tribulations, there would be no book for the author to capture so perfectly. I will be reading this again just as soon as I can get it prized out of the hands of my husband and recommending it to all my friends.< Less
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- K R Wathen (Standard Copyright License)
- Wathen Publications
- May 20, 2014
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.48 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6.14 wide x 9.21 tall
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