The Road Less Travelled

This is the epic tale of a real-life journey that began by mistake way back last century in a quiet European backwater, spanning three continents in a largely unexpected fashion: a fifty-year walk. It includes triumphs, adventure, excitement and dissappointments, heart-rending losses, love, death, discovery, wonderment and hope. Retrace the journey as you too wander along The Road Less Travelled. More

Available formats: epub mobi pdf rtf lrf pdb txt html

Words: 247,910
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466001152
Tags: beauty nature love childhood adventure flying travel pets animals life cancer dogs marriage farm party dope death roses history bible ancient lost teacher drugs family christmas trees sex theft motorcycle france england training growing up sexy small town cornwall fun business ufo martial arts success beer mother pagan russia karate church affair college collection hunger london study carnival food christ alcohol sales cheating meals australia winter father christian drinking snow cooking gifts renew tent laugh nude castles immigration bohemian moscow wedding beaches paris sydney collecting girls marijuana salesman melbourne kung fu zoo grading landscaping austen plants singapore boyhood stealing migration honeymoon yugoslavia camping views agriculture hitchhiking run away celebration pacemaker archeology horticulture make love pubs moving house apples argue nudity succeed cactus cacti orchards celebrations pranks positivity kent classes geography princess diana forgetful canterbury emigration robert frost garden centre caravan practical jokes adelaide black belt plant nursery nudist beach morris spiritualist start again settle alzeimers market stall grow up cherries god jesus nsw faversham sevenoaks historic houses dissappointment aussie bush porter family icd dvt bloodclots the young ones shared house padstow scrounging baptise may day visits coffs harbour basossa valley superhumanism rock carvings terror kamph ju jitsu rooftops harbour bridge bushwalk bob geldorf gloucester nsw roman remains building house try again
About John Porter

John Porter spent his childhood growing up amongst the fruit orchards of North Kent, and after leaving grammar school, gained his horticultural qualifications at Hadlow College near the historic spa town of Tunbridge Wells. He migrated to Australia at the age of nineteen, with his first wife, in 1980.

Although deriving his main income over the years from employment in the plant industry and from his own wholesale and retail nurseries, John has always maintained the keen interest in words and storytelling that was first fired up by his father’s vast collection of books, and an enigmatic and inspirational English teacher at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Faversham.

John has written for many local organisations and groups in his native England, as well as preparing a number of public documents for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the 1980’s. He has contributed many poems and short stories to various publications in England and Australia over the years, including meditations for The Upper Room – an international, non-denominational Christian booklet.

The self-published autobiography, "The Road Less Travelled" (2008), was John’s first major book, and describes in fascinating detail the journey he took over three continents during his first fifty years. It is now available from Smashwords and includes many personal photographs of his journey through his first half-century. Since then he has also self-published an anthology of poems entitled "Out Of My Head", and an account of a whirlwind seven-day visit to the UK, called "Turning The Page", which humorously describes the brushes he experienced with the history, geography and sociology of his original homeland. "The Collector" is John’s first full-length novel, and will be released later in 2013. He has published a series of ten short stories with the theme of 'Dirt', which are gathered in a compilation entitled "A Collection Of Dirty Little Stories" which is available at Smashwords. A companion volume called "The Cutest Little Animal Horror Stories", published earlier has already proved very popular with readers.

The author now lives and writes in a garden centre in rural New South Wales, Australia, which he runs and owns with his present wife, drawing inspiration for his books from the Australian bush, the daily customers, and the host of chickens, birds, dogs, cats, rabbits and guineapigs which are bred on the premises, as well as his own lunacy.

Also by This Author

Reviews

This book has not yet been reviewed.
Report this book