The Well at the World's End

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Black Incorporated, 2011 - Voyages and travels - 298 pages
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When A.J. Mackinnon quits his job in Australia, he knows only that he longs to travel to the Well at the World's End, a mysterious pool on a remote Scottish island whose waters, legend has it, hold the secret to eternal youth.

Determined not to fly ('It would feel like cheating'), he sets out with a rucksack, some fireworks and a map of the world and trusts chance to take care of the rest. By land and by sea, by train, truck, horse and yacht, he makes his way across the globe - and through a series of hilarious adventures.

He survives a bus crash in Australia, marries a princess in Laos, is attacked by Komodo dragons and does time in a Chinese jail. The next lift - or the next near-miss - is always just a happy accident away.

This is the astonishing true story of a remarkable voyage, an old-fashioned quest by a modern-day adventurer.

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Review: The Well at the World's End

User Review  - Martin Chambers - Goodreads

Master storytelling. He leads you up a mountain, and you are halfway down before you realise you are naked. Fantastic. See my review of 'The unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow' for more. This book deals ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Heap - Goodreads

Too, too much fun! What a wonderful, surprising, funny, frustrating, whimsical, scary and utterly delightful trip I have been on. Sandy read it to me himself, and I highly recommend the audio version ... Read full review

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