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John Dwyer

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When I was thirteen, my mum gave me a world atlas as a birthday present. Little did she know the effect that it would have on me. As I turned each page, I was mesmerised by the pictures of far-away countries and exotic peoples. I wondered what it would be like to stand on top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, to see the dizzying peaks of the Himalayas, to watch snake charmers in India, or to see the Terracotta Warriors in China. I spent hours leafing through that atlas in contented silence, studying the pictures on each page with wonder. When I went to bed that night, I made up my mind to go and see those places for myself. My love of travel was born that day.
Before I was old enough to travel to these places myself, I satisfied my wanderlust...more

I’m a huge fan of the late Seamus Heaney, one of Ireland’s greatest poets. His poems about life on the land struck a cord with me, there was so much truth and beauty in them. My favourite would have to be his classic “Digging”. I liked it so much, I included it in my book [...]

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