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'Cliffs, sudden death and sharks on the right; poisonous snakes, spiders, lethal kangaroos, dingoes and, of course, thekiller wombats on the left.' These are just some of the challenges that face Geoff Hill and Colin O'Carroll as they set off on their Triumph motorcycles for an epic adventure around Australia's legendary Highway One. Over fifteen thousand miles long, the road circumnavigates the country, taking Geoff and Colin through major cities, busy holiday resorts, dramatic coastlines, tropical forests, scrublands and across the Nullabor Desert, to come full circle and end up in Adelaide ...exactly where they started. But this is not just the story of their inspiring and hilarious journey, this is the extraordinary story of Australia itself, told through a motley cast that includes Captain James Cook, Crocodile Dundee, folk hero Ned Kelly, legendary explorers Robert Burke and William Wills, countless immigrants and settlers and an unreliable camper van called Matilda.
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About the Author

GEOFF HILL writes popular columns in the Sunday Times and Irish Times and is the author of Way to Go: Two of the World's Great Motorcycle Journeys and The Road To Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on a Motorbike as well as a collection of his travel writing Anyway, Where Was I?. He has either won or been shortlisted for a UK Travel Writer of the Year award nine times and is a former Irish Travel Writer of the Year. He regularly writes about travel for the Irish Times, Daily Telegraph and the Independent on Sunday. COLIN O'CARROLL was born in Belfast in 1962. After emigrating to Australia at the age of 10, he returned to his native city as an adult to work as a journalist, both as roving reporter with Downtown Radio and editor of Daily Ireland. He also worked for the News Letter before becoming a freelance journalist.

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More trees should die to support this book. It makes Ewan and Charley look like George and Mildred. -- Colin Bateman A brilliant read, a book I simply couldn't put down. You become part of the adventure and all its ups and downs, and the book is bloody funny. It's like a cross between Ted Simon and Flann O'Brien - a cracker! -- Dave Myers, Hairy Bikers

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