111 x 177 x 23mm
Ffyona Campbell first dreamed of walking around the world at the age of thirteen. Three years later she set off from John O'Groats and walked to Land's End; at eighteen she walked across the USA; and by the time she was twenty-one she had walked 3,200 miles from Sydney to Perth in record time.
This is the story of a wilfully independent young woman's journey across Australia. In it she describes the pain she endured, the obstacles she had to overcome - not least from people who doubted she would ever make it. Enduring dehydration, tarmac-melting heat and blisters outnumbering the flies, Ffyona fought against time, the elements and her own physical and spiritual limitations to reach the sea. This is not only a compelling account of an extraordinary walk, but a portrait of courage, with rare insights into the humour, drive, thoughts and dreams of an irrepressible woman.