Step by step

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TV documentary maker Simon Reeve has dodged bullets on frontlines, hunted with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, dived with manta rays, seals and sharks, survived malaria, walked through minefields, tracked lions on foot, been taught to fish by the President of Moldova, and detained for spying by the KGB. After a decade spent making over 80 programmes he’s become a familiar face on TV, well known for his journeys across jungles, oceans, deserts and mountains, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. But what most people don’t know is that Simon’s own journey started in a rough area of Acton, West London where he was brought up and left school with no qualifications. For the first time he will tell his life story with a book rich in anecdotes to entertain and inform readers about some of the most fascinating (and often dangerous) places in the world and what it took to reach them.

Weight0.249 kg
Dimensions19.6 × 12.6 × 2.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

326 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

791.45028092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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‘Equal parts an inspiring account of Reeve’s determination and adventurous spirit, as well as a field guide to some of the most remote parts of the world, Step by Step is a vivid and fascinating title. Readers may be surprised to learn of his early life struggles with mental health, owing to his onscreen persona, but this traces his journey to inner peace.’ Independent

‘Incredibly honest… one of the best autobiographies I’ve ever read.’ The Sun – best books of 2019

Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year Award

‘His story reads like a fast-paced thriller.’ Daily Mail

‘My goodness, it is brilliant. Searingly honest, warm, bursting with humanity. Such brave and inspiring writing.’ Kate Humble

‘[Simon] begins to fill in the gaps in his life story that until recently he has never publicly revealed.’ Telegraph

PRAISE FOR SIMON REEVE

‘TV’s most interesting globetrotter’ Independent

‘The craziest (or bravest) man on TV’ Mail on Sunday

‘Like all the best travellers, Reeve carries out his investigations with infectious relish, and in the realisation that trying to understand the country you’re in is not just fascinating, but also hugely enjoyable’ Daily Telegraph

‘Simon might just be the best tour guide in the world’ The Sun

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In TV adventurer Simon Reeve’s bestselling memoir he describes how he has journeyed across epic landscapes, dodged bullets on frontlines, walked through minefields and been detained for spying by the KGB. His travels have taken him across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world.

In this revelatory account of his life Simon gives the full story behind some of his favourite expeditions, and traces his own inspiring personal journey back to leaving school without qualifications, teetering on a bridge, and then overcoming his challenges by climbing to a ‘Lost Valley’ and changing his life … step by step.

Additional information

Weight0.249 kg
Dimensions19.6 × 12.6 × 2.8 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

326 , 8 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

791.45028092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K