The Well at the World's End by AJ Mackinnon

The Well at the World's End

byAJ Mackinnon

Kobo ebook | August 1, 2011

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A delight. The Herald SunA charming and beautifully written chronicle of life on the road. The AdvertiserCharming The Sunday MailWhen A.J. Mackinnon quits his job in Australia, he knows only that he longs to travel to the Well at the Worlds 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.
Title:The Well at the World's EndFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 1, 2011Publisher:Black Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1921870397

ISBN - 13:9781921870392


Rated 3 out of 5 by from In consistent I didn't enjoy approximately the first half of the book, he was fairly stupid. I persevered and the book improved he seemed to mature a bit and his writing style improved.
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Well at the World's End Another delightful book from this author. Sandy McKinnon is a kind and gentle man, with a lot of imagination and an astonishingly impractical approach to life. He gets there in the end by good luck rather than good management. He reminds me of a quieter Bill Bryson.
Date published: 2014-04-18