Silk Dreams, Troubled Road

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Random House, Dec 31, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages

While in Islamabad investigating the possibilities of setting up an adventure travel company, Jonny Bealby met the woman of his dreams. Not only that, but Rachel was the person with whom he could live out his dream -- to travel the Old Silk Road on horseback. On his return to Pakistan that Christmas, however, Jonny was faced with those dreadful words: 'I've met somebody else...'

With his heart fixed on this journey and the possibility of a TV deal, Jonny set out to find a Quixotic stranger as his companion. In no time he found Sarah -- attractive, warm and funny -- the perfect candidate for a possible romance. Unfortunately, though, during their search for the Heavenly Horses that would carry them across the Mountains of Heaven, their fledgling friendship was beset by problems of communication, inexperience and the difficulty of adapting to radically different cultures and surroundings.

A breathtaking travelogue, and an intriguing and heart-warming illustration of human relationships as they are tested to their limits.

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About the author (2012)

Jonny Bealby was born in 1963. Educated in England, Scotland and Canada, he developed a passion for travel and on leaving college journeyed extensively in Australasia and the Far East. Since then he has earned a crust in a variety of ways: as a singer in a band, a stunt horse rider, circus roustabout, motorcycle courier and photo-journalist to name but a few. As a writer and traveller he has visited more than seventy countries and has had features in a variety of publications including the Daily Telegraph, Observer, Elle, Global and Traveller Magazine. He is also the author of Running with the Moon and For a Pagan Song and now runs the adventure travel company Wild Frontiers ( While not travelling, he lives in London.

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