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    Charley Boorman(Author) AA Publishing(Author)

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February 16, 2016: motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman suffers a major road traffic accident in Portugal, breaking his hand and ankle and shattering his left leg. It's unclear if he'll ever walk properly again, let alone ride a motorbike. Bed-bound in a foreign hospital far from home, a lengthy recovery period awaits. For the son of a touring film director, used to being on the road in one way or another since childhood, it's an unwelcome change. Charley's life has always been all about the challenge: but now he's facing a challenge of a different sort. Told in his own words, Long Way Back is a story of a recovery. More than that, however, it's a story of a life lived without fear; from child actor to painter-and-decorator to television presenter and professional biker, always on the lookout for the next adventure. It's the story of how an unconventional upbringing led to an unconventional adulthood with all its highs and lows, epic journeys and broken bones. Mostly, though, it's the story of one man and his motorbikes.

The son of film director John Boorman, Charley Boorman has spent many years touring the world on his motorbike, sometimes accompanied by close friend Ewan McGregor, with whom he produced the TV series and accompanying bestselling books Long Way Round and Long Way Down. Further solo adventures have included Race to Dakar, By Any Means and Extreme Frontiers. He has been a UNICEF ambassador since 2009.

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  • By AnnieK on 31 May 2017

    big fan of Charley Boorman, have seen him talk several times and have always loved his stories; wasn't quite prepared for just how emotional this book is, very honest and open and at times heartbreaking and then hilarious. Even if you are not a fan or have never even heard of Charley I would recommend this book as a real life affirming read, very inspiring

  • By Mr. M. Butler on 16 May 2017

    An amazing honest and intimate story of Charley's recovery from his accident told as only Charley can with great humour and optimism.

  • By Kaz on 30 August 2017

    Some have said that the book doesn't flow but I disagree! It is an account of a time in Charley's life where he had to face the very real prospect that his life might change forever and has had to draw on previous experiences to get through it! I like the way it has pulled no punches and left me hoping that he is continuing to get better while planning the next adventure!

  • By William L Belfield on 30 July 2017

    I like Charlie Boorman OBE (Only Because of Ewan), and always found him to be the inept buffoon but more talented on the tours that the pair of them made. This was a bit of a bike ride, a crash and the nervous "will he lose his leg or won't he"Spoiler : No he doesn't.End of story.

  • By catherine mcdonald on 25 August 2017

    I love charley boorman he is my favourite adventure and I love when he works with Ewan they are the team and I love long way round and long way down and I love charley and I love Ewan when they get to together by Catherine Mcdonlad

  • By Bob on 27 July 2017

    An interesting and engaging read. The way Charley keeps flitting between past and present can get a bit tiresome, but there's some interesting details of his growing up in Ireland and what comes across as a heartfelt, honest and sometimes painful healing process following an accident.

  • By moo on 27 May 2017

    Good book, really easy read. Lot of motorbikey stuff that I didnt know what bikes he was on about, didnt matter though.

  • By FOTIS SYROPOULOS on 19 August 2017

    I personally love Charley ever since i got to know him from his trips with his pal Ewan. However, his writing style tends to be rather boring at time on this book. It was fun to read as it is a true story and i believe it speaks to the hearts and minds of all of us riding a bike and mostly bikers having a family.


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