As I mentioned in the announcement of the creation of Bawdy Zebra, our first book is the iPad version of There Are Other Rivers by Alastair Humphreys. This is a big moment for Bawdy Zebra as the development of the company has been a long process. Alastair, who was nominated for National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, walked across India from coast to coast following the course of one of the seven holy rivers. I read the book and loved it and so contacted Alastair in relation to adapting it. By introducing more than 80 full colour, full page photos into what was already a great book, I think Bawdy Zebra has created something truly special. Alastair himself describes it as “the best incarnation” of the book and I am inclined to agree.
Alastair is a special kind of lunatic, he is crazy enough to walk across India, row across the Atlantic, run the Marathon des Sables and cycle around the world, yet, he remains an exceptional writer and photographer; not only is he capable of perfectly describing (and photographing) the joys and sorrows of his mad adventures, but also of grounding them in away that mere mortals such as me can appreciate.
There Are Other Rivers has been a labour of love at Bawdy Zebra. We are delighted to bring to you the best version of an already fantastic product. Check out the free sample, if you have an iPad; if not, either get one, or get it on Kindle or dead tree.
Alastair Humphreys walked across India, from the Coromandel Coast to the Malabar Coast, following the course of a holy river.
Walking alone and spending the nights sleeping under the stars, in the homes of welcoming strangers or in small towns and villages, he experienced the dusty enchantment of ordinary, real India on the smallest of budgets.
There Are Other Rivers tells the story of the walk through an account of a single day as well as reflecting on the allure of difficult journeys and the eternal appeal of the open road.
Nominated for National Geographic’s ‘Adventurer of the Year’
Reviews for previous books:
- “Believe me, he can write, and rather well” – Geographical
- “…displays a tendency for Big Hairy Audacious Goals that is almost unnerving.”
- “This book has it all: it’s a great travel read, a look into the human soul and how most people, given enough determination, could attempt something like this.”
- “No expensive equipment or ‘fastest, strongest, quickest’; just a brilliant, understated story.”
- “Simply outstanding.”
- “If you prefer the comfort of your armchair these books will still stir your imagination and curiosity for the world.”
- “An absolute must-read or any passionate traveller.”
- “Wow… another great book by Alastair Humphreys.”
- “One of the best adventure travel books I’ve read.”