About This Book
One Way or Another is a collection of topical accounts
and anecdotal short stories from Richard Meredith in
his Balding Backpacker travelogue series.
With his reporter's notebook, wicked sense of humour
and a healthy disrespect for authority, the intrepid
middle-ager goes walkabout in this crazy world of ours
and falls into a whole heap of adventures ( and
During a year-long globetrotting tour he is witness to
George W. Bush's non-election as American President,
is tear-gassed in anti-globalisation riots in Canada,
bag-napped in Argentina, sung to at the Sydney
Olympics and survives an outback safari with four
The book is illustrated throughout and includes a
section on recommended places to stay, eat or visit
and a miscellany of "bizarre, unusual and even
interesting" information from around the world.
George W's first big battle
Up the Twin Towers in New York
a prophetic vision?
Life with the hungry and homeless in
the richest place on Earth.
Shooting the rapids in boats with
Why (right) the Olympic ladies volleyball final was
.. by a man.
Tales of the Outback: Nights down under with 4 single women
How rioting against Big Business shattered the Nation of Peace
When a railway kept the Americans from invading
What They Are Saying
"I read One Way or Another with a mixture of admiration and envy" Colin Barrow, UK author and university professor.
"An astringent alternative to Bryson" Brian Bollen, UK author/editor
"I simply couldnít put it down" Charlotte Blair, TV continuity advisor, Kew Green, London.
"Richardís walkabout proves perfect fodder for an amusing and thought-provoking collection of anecdotal stories" Writers News
"Iím enjoying the book - you have quite the quintessential English wit.." Katrina Barclay, Canada
"Iím thoroughly enjoying it. I find it has rekindled my wish to go off traveling again.." Alan Frost, Charles Schwab (Europe).
"It will surely leave some readers, with their wanderlust aroused, wondering: Could I? Should I? And if not now, when?" Joan Riley, Absolute Write (USA)
"Could you let us have a copy." Mary Hogarth, Writers International, "and us too," Mary Moore Mason, Essentially America magazine. "..and us," Leon Kreitzman, SeeHowTheyGrow Publications.