A Year in Green Tea and Tuk-Tuks

by Rory Spowers

The Real World Travel

LoveReading View on A Year in Green Tea and Tuk-Tuks

This will appeal to anyone who has wanted to abandon the urban grind and live a more idealistic life elsewhere. Rory took his wife and two toddlers to a 60-acre abandoned tea estate in Sri Lanka and made it work! Apparently he is working on a TV documentary of his experiences at the moment.

Sarah Broadhurst

A Year in Green Tea and Tuk-Tuks Synopsis

The fascinating story begins with the tsunami and Rory's sudden involvement with the relief efforts, and charts the course of his adventures over 12 months culminating in the launch of his new business (making a living by selling the produce he grows). It chronicles the highs and lows of this radical change, and reveals what it takes to live a sustainable life. It will also include tips for those of you who wish to live a more environmentally friendly life.


Spowers' writing in Three Men on a Bike, which recounted his story of buying the Goodies' bicycle and riding it across Africa for charity, was compared with Bryson, Palin and Hawks' for his storytelling, humour and intrepid spirit.


Spowers’ narrative brims with adventure, harrowing moments, and small triumphs as he comes to know the people and the land and works toward creating his dream of a sustainable, model forest garden.

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ISBN: 9780007233090
Publication date: 05/03/2007
Publisher: Harper Element
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007233090
Publication date: 5th March 2007
Author: Rory Spowers
Publisher: Harper Element
Format: Paperback
Genres: The Real World, Travel,

About Rory Spowers

Rory Spowers, 38, is an environmental writer and broadcaster whose last book, Rising Tides, was critically acclaimed by The Sunday Times, The Observer and a variety of magazines. Rory also has a background as a travel writer and has presented various BBC R4 programmes. He previously worked as a researcher, developing environmental documentaries for TV. In 2002, Rory co-founded The Web of Hope (WoH) (www.thewebofhope.com), a UK registered charity compiling an expanding on-line database of role models for sustainability, social justice and positive change. This database provides the basis for an educational roadshow performed in schools. Since moving to Sri ...

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