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  • Published: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446487129
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

The Accidental Adventurer




The weird and wonderful true story of a national treasure in the making

Ben Fogle's life has been action-packed to say the least. He has rowed across the Atlantic, walked to the South Pole, run the Sahara and ice-skated across Sweden. He has encountered isolated tribes in deepest Papua New Guinea, caused a Boeing 747 to dump £100k of fuel before making an emergency landing in Sao Paolo, and frequently been mistaken for Prince William along the way.

So how did a cripplingly shy, geeky, perennially homesick boy end up doing all this? Ben's still not entirely sure himself, but this wonderful book tells his story and will strike a chord with anyone puzzling about life, and how to live it differently.

This is a book about defying expectations, conquering fears, battling laziness and, just occasionally, winning.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446487129
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the Author

Ben Fogle

Ben Fogle is a TV presenter, writer, adventurer and accidental naturalist. The son of actress Julia Foster and vet Bruce Fogle, his life has never been exactly ordinary. As well as taking part in many of the toughest physical challenges on earth, from rowing the Atlantic to walking to the South Pole, Ben has found himself diving with blue whales near Sri Lanka, tracking great white sharks off the coast of California and racing dogs across the Arctic circle.

Ben has presented numerous programmes, including the BBC's Animal Park, Countryfile, Wild in Africa, Wild on the West Coast, Crufts, One Man and His Dog and Swimming with Crocodiles. He is an ambassador for WWF, Tusk, the PDSA and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the President of the Campaign for National Parks and President of the Hedgehog Preservation Society.

He lives in London with his wife Marina, their children Ludo and Iona, and their two dogs Maggi and Inca. He is currently preparing to swim across the Atlantic.

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Praise for The Accidental Adventurer

“Funny, entertaining and really rather inspiring, too”

Daily Mail

“A fun and inspiring read”

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