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The Resource Long way back, Charley Boorman with Jeff Gulvin ; foreword by Ewan McGregor

Long way back, Charley Boorman with Jeff Gulvin ; foreword by Ewan McGregor

Label
Long way back
Title
Long way back
Statement of responsibility
Charley Boorman with Jeff Gulvin ; foreword by Ewan McGregor
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On February 16 2016, motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman suffered a major road traffic accident in Portugal. Having spent the better part of his life on some form of motorbike, his world came crashing down after he was knocked off a Triumph Tiger Explorer, smashing his right ankle and causing severe damage to his left fibia and tibia. It was unclear if he would ever walk properly again, let alone ride a motorbike. Moving between past and present, Long Way Back recounts Charley's journey back of recovery, the ambulance ride, the numerous operations in a Portuguese hospital, the medivac aircraft flight back to London. In alternating chapters, as his inability to walk for several months provokes introspection, Boorman recounts his childhood, where his passion for motorbikes began, and the formative influences in his life - from his father, a touring film director, to his long-time friend Ewan McGregor, and Sean Connery's son Jason, who first introduced him to bikes. As Charley struggles to cope with this potentially life-changing situation, it is these touchstones who will give him strength on the long way back to health
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
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Boorman, Charley
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1962-
  • 1971-
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  • Gulvin, Jeff
  • McGregor, Ewan
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  • Boorman, Charley
  • Motorcycling accidents
  • Motorcyclists
  • Actors
  • Motorcyclists
Target audience
general
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Label
Long way back, Charley Boorman with Jeff Gulvin ; foreword by Ewan McGregor
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780749578503
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(CaOWLBI)pr02036183
Label
Long way back, Charley Boorman with Jeff Gulvin ; foreword by Ewan McGregor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780749578503
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(CaOWLBI)pr02036183

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