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The global suitcase by Mary J. Dinan
  

The global suitcase

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A compilation of interviews with everyday people and well-known personalities who have travelled extraordinary journeys or lived unusual lives, often guided by a cause, in the name of work, or in pursuit of adventure. It also includes interviews with people who have risked their lives for a cause or found a new cause through their travels.

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The global suitcase by Mary J. Dinan

Global Suitcase is a compilation of interviews with everyday people and well-known personalities who have travelled extraordinary journeys or lived unusual lives, often guided by a cause, in the name of work, or in pursuit of adventure. The author recounts in vivid and colourful detail a snapshot of each of their adventures as well as plenty of humorous anecdotes, before describing and presenting each interview. Many people within the pages have risked their lives for a cause or found a new cause through their travels. Many participants showed great strength of character during amazing and dangerous journeys, displaying courage beyond understanding. All of them have learned much about the world and share their philosophies with us. Each interview focuses on the precious and timeless memories each has of their journey. This unique celebration of travel and nostalgia includes Michael Palin-actor/author; Ardal O'Hanlon-actor from the Father Ted series; Jonathan Dimbleby-BBC; Geoff Hill-author; Simon Reeve-BBC; Chris P Baker-author; Dervla Murphy-travel author; exclusive interview Michael Palin's personal cameraman Nigel Meakin; Daniel O'Donnell- singer; Carol Drinkwater-author and actress; and adventurer Marianne Du Toit.

About the Author

Mary J Dinan secured a coveted place on an intensive course run by a television channel to train as a television presenter at just 17 years of age and went on to present a number of television shows including Youngline, a programme for teenagers, a hands-on role in which she interviewed people and made features on a broad range of topical issues relevant to her audience. She was awarded a Jacobs Television Award in recognition of her role. She had been involved in the radio world from the age of 13, doing everything from music and magazine shows to interviews.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th February 2014

Author

Mary J. Dinan

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Publisher

New Holland Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
234 pages

Categories

Travel writing

ISBN

9781780094571

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