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Turning Left Around the World

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“An entertaining must-read for any discerning traveller” – Audley Traveller magazine

"A great journey, full of laughter, a few tears and lots of heart. It’s romantic and adventurous, amusing and understanding, a story to enjoy" – Claire Ashton, Book Blogger.co

“I found this book to be a thoroughly enjoyable and informative read in its own right; full of interesting insights into the history and cultures of countries around the world. The author’s personal perspective and the couples’ exploits throughout the book are highly entertaining.
For the discerning yet inexperienced traveller and would-be explorer it presents the reader with a cornucopia of fascinating destinations to inspire and challenge; whether they are looking for remote environments to discover endangered flora and fauna, thought provoking ancient civilisations, or the sheer luxury of an exclusive Fijian Island.
If you are unsure of your next destination this book is a motivational must read!” – Andrea Smith

“The book is well written and very easy to read. The travels were enlightened by sometimes very humorous interaction between David and his wife Helene, his tongue in cheek wit and Helene’s comebacks often had me laughing out loud.” – Jane Wright, Amazon Reviewer

“I enjoyed Turning Left Around the World and David’s style of writing is just right for a memoir of this kind—funny, self-deprecating at times, and humorous, while also being instructive about the local cultures and traditions that they encountered and experienced. I also liked the numerous photographs that accompanied the descriptions of the countries they were exploring”- Gisela Dixon, Readers’ Favourite

“David writes with a warmth and humour that charms the reader from tears to laughter and back again with a turn of the page. An easy to read guide of their travels with an often tongue in cheek view of the countries visited. A truly entertaining and informative read with a good dose of humour - highly recommend. – Emma Jane, Book Reviewer

“An entertaining must-read for any discerning traveller” – Audley Traveller magazine


For some people, retirement dreams can consist of comfy slippers and gardening. Not so David and Helene, whose dream was of adventure.

They presented Audley Travel, specialists in creating tailor-made journeys to all corners of the globe, with the challenge of exploring the history, landscape, wildlife, people and food in fifteen countries over ten months.

Fortunately, they were up to the task so David and Helene traded their slippers and gardening gloves for 53 flights, 30 trains, 8 boats, 3 cruise ships, 1 light aircraft, 1 hot air balloon, a motorbike and sidecar, countless speedboats, taxis, tuk-tuks, cyclos, and bicycles. And a disobedient horse.

Turning Left Around the World is an entertaining account of their adventure, often intriguing, frequently funny and occasionally tragic. Share their adventure, enjoy the surprises and meet some fascinating people with some unusual customs.
Visit www.davidcmoore-author.com

374 pages, Paperback

Published September 24, 2018

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David C. Moore

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“‘Turning Left Around the World’ by David C Moore: Impressive and inspiring” – Anne Cater, Books are Cool

“This inspirational ‘grey-gap-year’ tale will make you laugh and cry” – Andrew Morris, Literary Editor of the Silver Travel Adviser

"A great journey, full of laughter, a few tears and lots of heart. It's romantic and adventurous, amusing and understanding, a story to enjoy" - Claire Ashton, Book Blogger.co

“The book is well written and very easy to read. The travels were enlightened by sometimes very humorous interaction between David and his wife Helene, his tongue in cheek wit and Helene’s comebacks often had me laughing out loud.” – Jane Wright, Amazon Reviewer

“I enjoyed Turning Left Around the World and David’s style of writing is just right for a memoir of this kind—funny, self-deprecating at times, and humorous, while also being instructive about the local cultures and traditions that they encountered and experienced.”- Gisela Dixon, Readers’ Favourite

“A book well worth reading, without being staid or preaching it has geography, history, adventure laughs and pathos, a truly enjoyable read.” - E.M.Parker, Amazon Reviewer

“This book was a delight. A travelogue of great detail and a terrific balance of historical facts, sociological observations and nature descriptions. It helped that the narrator, yes that very British man, David, was…well, so very British. The sort of man that says goodness…a lot. But he’s also funny and observant. David is obviously someone who shows genuine interest in and pays respect to local cultures. And again…funny, funny guy. And for those who do travel and have the money to do it in style, this can probably serve as a tour guide. Really enjoyable read. What a trip.” - Mia D (NetGalley Reviewer)

“I’m pleased to have been able to enjoy reading about David and Helene’s adventure, reading about the people that they met along the way. But far more I enjoyed reading about all the places David and Helene visited.” – Bookread2day

“David writes with a warmth and humour that charms the reader from tears to laughter and back again with a turn of the page. An easy to read guide of their travels with an often tongue in cheek view of the countries visited. A truly entertaining and informative read with a good dose of humour - highly recommend. – Emma Jane, Book Reviewer

“An entertaining must-read for any discerning traveller” – Audley Traveller magazine

“I found this book to be a thoroughly enjoyable and informative read in its own right; full of interesting insights into the history and cultures of countries around the world. The author’s personal perspective and the couples’ exploits throughout the book are highly entertaining.
For the discerning yet inexperienced traveller and would-be explorer it presents the reader with a cornucopia of fascinating destinations to inspire and challenge; whether they are looking for remote environments to discover endangered flora and fauna, thought provoking ancient civilisations, or the sheer luxury of an exclusive Fijian Island.
If you are unsure of your next destination this book is a motivational must read!” – Andrea Smith

"David and Helene share their enthralling ten-month adventure living the dream gap year of a lifetime. Most of us can only imagine visiting some of these iconic locations, but to include so many destinations in one extended around the world trip is truly inspirational. I must go and purchase my map and pins, top up my piggy bank and start plotting my bucket list, after all, this is not a rehearsal! Look forward to hearing about their next adventures“ - Sally Lock - Creative Director, Silversurfers.com


“I really liked the concept of this book. Its non-fiction which I liked and it’s about a mature couple with older kids who decide to jet around the world and their path is charted by basically turning left.
I liked the places visited and it’s a super quick engaging read. I kept stopping to google t

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