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  • Published: 15 February 2010
  • ISBN: 9781846076220
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $29.99
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The Great Escape: Adventures on the Wild West Coast




An unforgettable account of recreating the simple life of a crofter on the West Coast of Scotland

The drive would take fifteen hours, a slow meander up virtually the entire length of Britain. Not having the first idea what was required for my six-month sojourn as a crofter on the west coast of Scotland, I had opted to take along pretty much everything I owned...

A diary of adventure in picturesque Sand Bay, Monty Halls’ Great Escape takes readers on an extraordinary journey, from auspicious beginnings as Monty renovates his cottage and meets a rich cast of local characters, through dark days when he yearns for the trappings of urban existence.

Armed with little more than optimism and a basic knowledge of DIY – and with his gigantic (possibly insane) dog, Reuben, as his companion – Monty raises sheep, pigs and chickens, grows his own vegetables, and learns all about simple living on the wild west coast.

Published to coincide with a major BBC series, Monty Halls’ Great Escape is a book for anyone who has dreamed of living a more meaningful life.

  • Published: 15 February 2010
  • ISBN: 9781846076220
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $29.99
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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