Step By Step
by Simon Reeve
The inspiring memoir from TV traveller Simon Reeve’s life of amazing adventures in over 120 countries and the most remote and extreme corners of the planet.
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 more than 80 programmes he has become a familiar face on British TV, well known for his extraordinary journeys across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, 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.
Alastair Humphreys, Explorer and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year
Fascinating... a very honest account of the world as he has seen it, from Acton to the ends of the Earth
Genuinely interesting stories... remarkable
London Evening Standard
In the last decade, he's made a name for himself as British TV's most adventurous presenter. He's hunted with the Bushmen of Kalahari, hung out with biker outlaws in Australia and been taught to fish by the president of Moldova.
It is an account of his mind's journey to inner peace - and it is wonderfully life-affirming
Max Pemberton, Daily Mail
Reeve is a most likeable travelling companion, and the joy of the open road radiates from these pages
Times Literary Supplement
Reeve is in a class of his own
Simon Reeve, a man whose very name is a guarantee of interesting television. Outstanding.
The craziest (or bravest) man on TV
This vivid account of his fascinating, often hair-raising crusades feels more like an enthralling exchange over coffee with a friend than a formal autobiography.
TV's most interesting globetrotter
You can be sure to trust Simon to find a fun story. Simon might just be the best tour guide in the world.