Sarah Outen - Dare to Do - Hodder & Stoughton

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • Paperback £19.95
    More information
    • ISBN:9781857886474
    • Publication date:01 Nov 2016
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781857889192
    • Publication date:01 Nov 2016
  • Downloadable audio file £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781473655409
    • Publication date:01 Nov 2016

Dare to Do

Taking on the planet by bike and boat

By Sarah Outen

  • Hardback
  • £18.99

The story of Sarah Outen's five-year 25,000 mile journey looping the planet by cycling across Europe, Asia, and North America, and canoeing and kayaking across the North Pacific and North Atlantic. This is her adventure and inner journey, and also a call to action, to redefine your own boundaries, to be courageous, and to dare to do.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

On 1 April 2011, rower and adventurer Sarah Outen set off in her kayak from Tower Bridge for France. Her aim was simple: to circle the globe entirely under her own steam - cycling, kayaking and rowing across Europe, Asia, the Pacific, North America, the Atlantic and eventually home. A year later, Sarah was plucked from the Pacific ocean amid tropical storm Mawar, her boat broken, her spirit even more so.

But that wasn't the end. Despite ill health and depression, giving up was not an option. So Sarah set off once more to finish what she had started, becoming the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, as well as the first woman to row the mid-Pacific from West to East. She kayaked the treacherous Aleutian chain and cycled North America, before setting out on the Atlantic, despite the risk of another row-ending storm...

Dare to Do is more than an adventure story. It is a story of the kindness of strangers and the spirit of travel; a story of the raw power of nature, of finding love in unexpected places, and of discovering your inner strength. It is about trying and failing, and trying again, and about how, even when all seems lost, you can find yourself.

Biographical Notes

Sarah Outen is a British adventurer, motivational speaker and author. In November 2015 Sarah completed her London2London: Via the World expedition, which saw her attempt to kayak, cycle and row 25,000 miles around the Northern Hemisphere. The journey took 4.5 years and was all the richer for not turning out exactly as had been planned.
www.sarahouten.com
@SarahOuten

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781857886412
  • Publication date: 01 Nov 2016
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Sarah is an honest, open, courageous and inspiring person... and has a contagious love for life. I can't wait for her book. — Dame Ellen MacArthur
Outen's story is remarkable. — Sunday Times
Sarah has self-reliance and belief in quantities I haven't come across in anyone else. She is a wonderful and nutty individual with a powerful story to tell. — Mark Beaumont
Definitely mad. Definitely marvellous. A seriously tough expedition. — Sir Ranulph Fiennes
The story of Outen's indomitable pursuit of her objective to its conclusion, written with breathtaking matter of factness. — Tom Adair, Scotland on Sunday, Travel Books of the Year
An epic feat. — The Times
There is only one Sarah Outen. A unique blend of powerful female athlete and silly friend. — Ed Stafford
Her natural charisma, talent for storytelling and unrivalled persistence sets Sarah Outen apart. She is the top female adventurer of the 21st Century - nobody else comes close. — Dave Cornthwaite
Sarah has raised the bar of adventure travel with genuinely ground-breaking triumphs. And it has been her willingness to share the inner journey, the doubts, fears, and frustrations, that has truly set her apart. — Roz Savage, author of 'Stop Drifting, Start Rowing'
That's the way to do adventure. — Ben Fogle
A gripping adventure story that is rare in its courage and rarer still in the way it feels fresh and contemporary. — Tristan Gooley, author of 'How to Read Water'
Sarah Outen prefaces her epic trip around the world under her own steam with a fabulous sentence: "The years ahead became some of the most vivid, treasured and, at times, the most difficult of my life. But all I knew is all we ever know - that I knew nothing about how the story would unfold." Who could fail to read on? Dare to Do chronicles a journey many readers will have mulled over at various points, but Outen had the courage to tackle it. — Birmingham Post - Books of the Year
Like Wild - only Wilder. — BT Sport
An intimate glimpse into the raw excitement, fears, and determination which could provoke someone like Outen to spend years circumnavigating the globe, in a number of imaginative and uncomfortable ways. Outen is honest and relatable, while her depictions of places and people she meets are undeniably engaging. [Dare to Do is] fast-paced and good-humoured. — Geographical
Dare to Do gives a deeper insight into what it really takes to be an 'adventurer.' By pushing her boundaries so far, Sarah shows us what could be possible in our own lives. Whatever you want to dare to do, you can find inspiration from Sarah's story. — Outdoorista
This is much more than a tale of a journey round our planet. This is Sarah's story of being able to dig deep when it feels like everything is against you. — Nudge Books
Excellent... Extraordinary... Inspirational. — Oldham Chronicle
Nicholas Brealey Publishing

A Continent of Epics

Nicholas Jubber
Authors:
Nicholas Jubber

A boatload of men rushing away from a war-zone, seeking sanctuary in the islands of the Mediterranean...A squabble amongst the French political elite, over the best way to 'deal with Islam'...A broken alliance in Northern Europe, grievances festering, leading to wholesale destruction...Are these stories ripped from the front pages of our newspapers - or the plots of epic sagas written hundreds of years ago? In A Continent of Epics, award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber journeys across Europe, exploring the epic poems and how they have a startling resonance in contemporary times. Reaching back to the era remembered as 'the Age of Migration', Jubber explores how attitudes to population movement, borders, kin relations, sex, class and political structures are dramatised in the ancient and medieval epics. From Homer's Odyssey, through the devastating conflict of the French Song of Roland and the German Nibelungenlied, to the great Viking sagas such as Beowulf and the Icelandic Njal's Saga, these are timeless tales about human nature; but also windows into other societies, with different emphases on matters of honour, kinship, fundamentalism and fate. Both a thrilling look at the stories sung by medieval bards and minstrels and a journey across a continent struggling with its identity, A Continent of Epics examines how the great heroes dealt with their manifold challenges and explores how their influence has resonated down the ages to impact on what it means to be 'European' today.

John Murray

Britain by the Book

Oliver Tearle
Authors:
Oliver Tearle

What caused Dickens to leap out of bed one night and walk 30 miles from London to Kent?How did a small town on the Welsh borders become the second-hand bookshop capital of the world?Why did a jellyfish persuade Evelyn Waugh to abandon his suicide attempt in North Wales? A multitude of curious questions are answered in Britain by the Book, a fascinating travelogue with a literary theme, taking in unusual writers' haunts and the surprising places that inspired some of our favourite fictional locations. We'll learn why Thomas Hardy was buried twice, how a librarian in Manchester invented the thesaurus as a means of coping with depression, and why Agatha Christie was investigated by MI5 during the Second World War. The map of Britain that emerges is one dotted with interesting literary stories and bookish curiosities.

Hodder & Stoughton

Driven

Kevin Eason
Authors:
Kevin Eason

Hodder & Stoughton

Cricket in the Eighties

Derek Pringle
Authors:
Derek Pringle

Derek Pringle is finally ready to tell his story of cricket in the 80s. First chosen by England whilst still at university in 1982, Derek featured in the national side for the next 11 years. He played 30 Tests, 44 One Day Internationals, and appeared in 2 World Cups.Inside the dressing room, and out on the pitch, Derek witnessed at first hand an era of English cricket populated by characters such as Botham, Gooch, Lamb, and Gower. An era so far removed from today's rather anodyne sporting environment. And it wasn't just at international level that the sport lived life to the full. He was an integral part of Essex's all conquering side that won the County Championship 6 times as well as numerous one day trophies. Full of insight and experience here is the story of one of English cricket's most tumultuous periods told by someone who was there.

Chambers

The Odysseum

David Bramwell, Jo Keeling
Authors:
David Bramwell, Jo Keeling
Hodder Paperbacks

Rugby: The Game of My Life

Rob Andrew
Authors:
Rob Andrew
Nicholas Brealey Publishing

The Rhine

Ben Coates
Authors:
Ben Coates
Hodder & Stoughton

Step By Step

Simon Reeve
Authors:
Simon Reeve
Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Swiss Watching

Diccon Bewes
Authors:
Diccon Bewes
Hodder & Stoughton

Walking to Jerusalem

Justin Butcher
Authors:
Justin Butcher
Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Why Travel Matters

Craig Storti
Authors:
Craig Storti

When you travel, you have a choice: You can be a tourist and have a nice time, or you can be a traveller - and change your life. Most people who travel want to get something out of the experience. They want to grow and be changed. Whether travelling for pleasure or work, on a trip of a lifetime, gap year or a short break away, Why Travel Matters will help you broaden your mind and bring back a different self from the one who set out.Using the wisdom of great travellers such as Paul Theroux, Freya Stark, George Orwell, Alexander Pope and Paul Bowles, plus the knowledge won during his years as an intercultural educator, Craig Storti lays out the ways we can approach travel for it to make a true impact. Covering the lessons we can learn from new approaches to daily life, the impact of environment and the ways we relate to ourselves, Why Travel Matters is a deeply practical guide to the transformational power of travel.

Coronet

Mind of a Survivor

Megan Hine
Authors:
Megan Hine

***Shortlisted for the Great Outdoors Book of the Year***Surviving in the wild takes a great deal of strength. Often faced with frozen tundra, sweltering deserts, humid jungles, perilous mountains and fast-flowing rivers, Megan Hine is no stranger to perilous conditions. Whilst leading expeditions and bushcraft survival courses and in her work on television shows such as Bear Gryll's Mission Survive and Running Wild, she has explored the corners of the globe in pursuit of adventure.Faced with the toughest of conditions: bad weather; lack of food and being in the presence of predators, is the ultimate test of character and often the biggest challenge to overcome is in the head. In these situations, the human brain is simultaneously the greatest asset and biggest liability. Not everyone is suited to the great outdoors and when danger calls many aren't as well-equipped to survive, no amount of top of the range kit will save you if you don't have the right frame of mind. Here Megan Hine examines the human ability and instinct for survival, showing us how others have developed the attitudes and attributes to thrive in the most dangerous situations, and how those same attitudes and attributes help them confront problems and obstacles at work and at home. Being chased through the jungle by armed opium farm guards, abseiling past bears and lighting fires with tampons, Megan has seen and done it all. In Mind of a Survivor she takes you along for a series of life-and-death adventures and shows you what happens to people when they are pushed to their limits. Inspirational rather than instructional, Megan examines the human ability and instinct for survival sharing the life tools that she uses and showing how they can as easily be applied to more domestic everyday life - from careers to relationships, from overcoming adversity to decision making. Filled with her own experiences, Mind of a Survivor is packed full of adventure and can help people survive in any situation and cope with whatever life throws at them.

Teach Yourself

The Survival Manual

Jason Polley
Authors:
Jason Polley

Every year, more than 40,000 people climb Mount Kilimanjaro and millions head for the great outdoors every weekend. If you are one of them, would you know what to do if you got stranded or hurt?THE SURVIVAL MANUAL gives essential, practical advice for handling situations that weren't part of the plan and can quickly escalate. It starts with ten life-saving tips then outlines the crucial components for staying alive, starting with water, food and shelter. Covering every possible scenario, from basic survival skills to advanced insight into surviving in hostile conditions, this is the ultimate survival guide for anyone who spends any time outdoors.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Boy on the Shed

Paul Ferris
Authors:
Paul Ferris

Today was his first climb to the top. He knew if he was there, watching, then she would never leave him. Her name was Bernadette and he climbed the shed every day.~This is a not a football book, as such. Rather, it is a memoir by someone who happened to have superior ability at the sport during his formative years which led him on a remarkable journey. Paul Ferris became a professional footballer and at the age of 16 was the youngest ever to play in Newcastle United's first team. Coming from Northern Ireland and being a skilful winger with dancing feet, he was inevitably hailed as 'the new George Best'. But the story of his time in the game, particularly as a young player, is one of insecurity, injuries, uncertainty, fear and, ultimately, a failure to fulfil his hopes and dreams.The book opens in Lisburn, near Belfast. The Ferris family are Catholics in a predominantly Protestant town at the height of the 'Troubles'. Ferris re-lives his childhood and teens with brutal candour laced with black humour.The Boy on the Shed is a beautifully written account of a life, but it also lifts the lid on big personalities at Newcastle United.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Ashes: It's All About the Urn

Graeme Swann
Authors:
Graeme Swann
Hodder & Stoughton

Eastern Horizons

Levison Wood
Authors:
Levison Wood

BY THE AUTHOR OF WALKING THE HIMALAYAS, WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD'Download Levison Wood's Silk Road odyssey, Eastern Horizons, onto your splash-proof kindle. Then read on a sun-lounger, between dozes, wishing you were doing those terribly adventurous things - which being secretly glad you're not.' Duncan Craig, Sunday TimesLevison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitch-hike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of £750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there.EASTERN HORIZONS is a true traveller's tale in the tradition of the best of the genre, populated by a cast of eccentric characters; from mujahideen fighters to the Russian mafia. Along the way he meets some people who showed great hospitality, while others would rather have murdered him...This book confirms that Levison Wood, Winner of the 2016 Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book Of The Year Award, has indeed 'breathed new life into adventure travel ' (Michael Palin)

Hodder & Stoughton

Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special

Henry Blofeld
Authors:
Henry Blofeld

Radio 4 Book of the Week, read over five installments from 4th December. For over half a century, Henry Blofeld has conveyed his unfailing enthusiasm for the game of cricket as a much loved broadcaster and journalist. His characteristically patrician tones, overlaid with those of the bon viveur, have delighted listeners to the BBC's Test Match Special where the personality of the broadcaster comes second only to a deep knowledge of the game and its players. With his engaging conversational tone it is easy to see why listeners feel as if they are actually at the Test match watching in Henry's friendly company. Now that 'Blowers' has decided to declare his TMS innings closed, his book reveals the secrets of life in the commentary box and of the rich cast of characters with whom he shared it, from the early days of John Arlott and Brian Johnson to Aggers and new boys Boycott, Swann, Vaughan and Tuffers. Henry is equally revealing of his own performances and self-deprecatingly recalls his several verbal misfortunes while live broadcasting. Like the greatest commentators and writers on the game Blofeld has always understood that there is a world beyond the cricket field. Not forgetting pigeons passing, red buses and much loved cricket grounds, Henry Blofeld writes of his favourite countries, and experiences while travelling, and meeting and interviewing many cricket-loving celebrities. His passionate and entertaining book will become one of the classics of cricket's literature.

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Where the Wild Winds Are

Nick Hunt
Authors:
Nick Hunt

SHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDA Financial Times Book of the YearA Spectator Book of the YearA Daily Telegraph Book of the Year'Travel writing in excelsis' -Jan Morris, author of Venice'A thrilling and gorgeous tale, packed with meteorological wonder' -Amy Liptrot, author of The OutrunNick Hunt sets off on an unlikely quest: to follow four of Europe's winds across the continent...His wind-walks begin on Cross Fell, the highest point of the Pennines, as he chases the roaring Helm - the only named wind in Britain. In southern Europe he follows the Bora - a bitter northerly that blows from Trieste through Slovenia and down the Croatian coast. His hunt for the 'snow-eating' Foehn becomes a meandering journey of exhilaration and despair through the Alpine valleys of Switzerland, and his final walk traces an ancient pilgrims' path in the south of France on the trail of the Mistral - the 'wind of madness' which animated and tormented Vincent Van Gogh.These are journeys into wild wind, but also into wild landscapes and the people who inhabit them - a cast of meteorologists, storm chasers, mountain men, eccentric wind enthusiasts, sailors and shepherds. Soon Nick finds himself borne along by the very forces he is pursuing, through rain, blizzards, howling gales, and back through time itself. For, where the wild winds are, there are also myths and legends, history and hearsay, science and superstition - and occasionally remote mountain cabins packed with pickles, cured meats and homemade alcohol.Where the Wild Winds Are is a beautiful, unconventional travelogue that makes the invisible visible.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Girl Who Climbed Everest

Bonita Norris
Authors:
Bonita Norris
Hodder & Stoughton

Gunning for Greatness: My Life

Mesut Özil
Authors:
Mesut Özil

Mesut Ozil is a midfield magician, casting an elegant spell over opponents and conjuring passes through gaps lesser mortals can't even see. After an eventful sojourn among the Galacticos of Real Madrid he has savoured silverware at Arsenal, while in 2014 he lifted the World Cup with Germany.But his life and career have been a test of resilience. Growing up in Germany's Turkish community, he faced prejudice from those who claimed his dual identity would prevent him giving his all for the national team. Later came questions over a different type of commitment, the kind levelled against those, like Mesut Ozil, who excel in football's finer arts rather than relying simply on running and ruggedness. He has proved concerns on both these issues lack substance.In Gunning for Greatness, Mesut Ozil reveals the inside stories of his relationships with Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, his quest to help the under-fire Frenchman restore Arsenal's pre-eminence - and how he silenced the sceptics by conquering the world.