The Great Escape: Adventures on the Wild West Coast
A comic and poignant account of recreating the life of a crofter on the West Coast of Scotland
A diary of adventure in picturesque Sand Bay, The Great Escape: Adventures on the Wild West Coasttakes readers on an extraordinary journey as Monty Halls follows his dream of becoming a crofter. With his gigantic (possibly insane) dog Reuben as his companion, Monty raises sheep, pigs and chickens, grows his own vegetables, explores the wildlife, meets the locals, and learns all about life on the wild west coast.
Living his dream is not without its challenges - whether it's renovating an ancient bothy, climbing a mountain called The Inaccessible Pinnacle, or surviving the daily onslaught of midges - but it's a life-changing experience, set in the most beautiful and dramatic landscape in Europe.
The Great Escape is a book for anyone who has longed to leave the rat race behind.
Praise for The Great Escape: Adventures on the Wild West Coast
If you ever dream of escaping the nine to five, Monty Halls may just provide inspirationLonely Planet Magazine
Where Monty Hall's Great Escape stands out is that Monty explores so many different, and sometimes surprising, aspects of west coast lifeBBC Countryfile Magazine