Chuffed to have signed on as an editor with Summersdale, publisher of extraordinary travelogues such as my students’ favourite The Gringo Trail by Mark Mann. My first job is Adventureman by the remarkable Jamie McDonald. Here’s a teaser (and a half):
At the age of nine, Jamie was told by doctors that he would never walk again. Twenty years later, he set off to run 5,000 miles coast to coast across Canada.
When Jamie decides to repay the hospitals that saved his life as a child, he embarks on the biggest challenge of his life: running the equivalent of 200 marathons back-to-back, solo and unsupported, sleeping in a tent in –40 degree weather, surviving all kinds of injuries and traumas on the road and wearing through countless pairs of trainers. And he does it all dressed as the superhero, the Flash.