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  • Published: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446415160
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
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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.

  • Published: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446415160
  • Imprint: BBC Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
Categories:

About the author

Monty Halls

Monty Halls has filmed three series of The Great Escape for the BBC. The first was set in Scotland and chronicled in his book The Great Escape: Beachcomber Cottage. A successful explorer, marine biologist and writer, Monty has led numerous expeditions and projects throughout the world, including three circumnavigations of the globe. He presented Channel 4's Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Discovery's Rebuilding the Past and Five's Great Ocean Adventures, for which he wrote the accompanying book. Monty operates the adventure travel company, Full Circle Expeditions and is also a leading motivational speaker.

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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 inspiration

Lonely Planet Magazine

Where Monty Hall's Great Escape stands out is that Monty explores so many different, and sometimes surprising, aspects of west coast life

BBC Countryfile Magazine

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