Saving Lucy: A girl, a bike, a street dog

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British-Iranian Ishbel Rose Holmes, a young woman who called herself world bike girl, has written a truly wonderful story in Saving Lucy. This is a fun reading for armchair travelers, cyclists, dog lovers, and animal rescue advocates, or anyone else who likes excellent writing and plenty of unusual adventures. Rose Holmes has undertaken a serious cycling trip encompassing many hundreds of miles in parts of Europe and the Middle east. Much of her story in this book is in Turkey where a stray street dog kept following her bike doggedly in spite of the author’s best efforts to get rid of her. Eventually she accepted the dog, named her Lucy, and she became part of her travel, increasing her load on her bike to two hundred pounds. Traveling alone and camping involve plenty of dangers for a young woman. In her opening page she states three of her immediate fears: human beings find her and kill her; animals find her and eat her; and a combine harvester harvests her up, tent and all. The story goes like this, with good humor, many problems and generous help through social media. Fifteen color photos illustrate this excellent story.

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Author Ishbel Rose Holmes
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 224 pages
Publisher VeloPress
Publish Date 2018-Oct-24
ISBN 9781937715854
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Issue November 2018
Category Travel


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