Troubador Against the Current

Released: 28/01/2016

eISBN: 9781785894046

Format: eBook

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Against the Current

Au revoir to corporate life and bonjour to a life afloat in France!

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Against the Current is an oblique look at travelling through France on a boat by two people with no experience or qualifications, with imaginative asides and whimsies. Would you leave your job, sell your house, abandon your family and friends and move half way round the world to live on a boat? With no income, and no idea what the next day would bring? Probably not. But that’s what Mike and Liz did, choosing to cast off from corporate life to live on and travel the waterways of France. They’re boarded by armed police, nearly lose their boat, and pull a near-drowned body from the water. With a blade against his neck, Mike’s fate rests on a soccer game, and he and Liz accuse a Frenchman of not knowing how to soil a bat. This is their adventure, a book for anyone who’s ever thought they might like to just get away from it all, throw caution to the wind and see what tomorrow feels like. It will take you to the limits, bring you down to earth, but most of all it will make you laugh out loud. Join Mike and Liz, as they go sailing on a notion. Against the Current is an engaging travel memoir that will appeal particularly to boat lovers. This is a book for anyone who’s ever thought they might like to just get away from it all, throw caution to the wind and see what tomorrow feels like. It will take you to the limits, bring you down to earth, but most of all it will make you laugh out loud.

Against the Current is the laugh-out-loud (and nail-biting) story of the year Liz and I spent living and travelling on a boat in France. You can buy it from Matador as a paperback or an eBook. It is now also available as an audiobook (see below).

The book hjas been favourably reviewed by various UK media (particularly boating and travel publications). I've done one TV interview and a live interview on Cheshire Radio Station The Cat 107.9 FM, in which host Philippa Richford gave me some tremendous air time. Listen to it here: https://www.mixcloud.com/StoryHour/story-hour-10th-january-2016/

The TV interview on Liverpool's Bay TV on 28 Janaury, is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSGwudSUvd0.

The book's initial print-run sold out but I commissioned a second printing, so paperback copies are still available, as are eBooks.

The audiobook version of Against the Current is now available online through Audible, Scribl and iTunes as well as other audiobook outlets. If you'd like a FREE copy of the audiobook for review purposes just contact me!

You can follow more news about the book also on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/againstthecurrentbook/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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Mike Bodnar

Born in Liverpool, I moved to New Zealand when I was 15 and lived there over the next forty-plus years.

During that time I was a teacher, worked in TV and radio, and was privileged to interview such notables as Rowan Atkinson, Spike Milligan, Barry Humphries, Douglas Adams, Dave Allen and others.

I formed my own PR agency, worked with everyone from prime ministers to pompous gits (sometimes the two were the same), and realised that writing was the DNA of almost everything I did.

In between my work as a communications consultant I even managed to achieve some success in stand-up comedy.

I am now back in England, with my wife Liz - back to where I once belonged.

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