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A Backpack, a Chair and a Beard


By Eamon Wood

Paperback | English

5.0 (1 review)

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A paraplegic since the age of four, Eamon found ways to give his wheelchair wings. He became the number one seed in the Kiwi men’s wheelchair tennis rankings, and represented his country on the men’s wheelchair basketball team, travelling the world. But that was in a safe, predictable team setting. He wanted more.

At twenty-eight, he set off on an epic journey, with little more than his backpack, his guitar, and an open mind. He hitchhiked around New Zealand’s southern island. The travelling bug took him to the UK and the USA, then along the fjords and lakes of Europe.

He slept rough, did odd jobs, busked in thoroughfares and made friends with oddballs. He wheeled his way through cities and small towns, searching… and found himself.

Join the Wayward Wheeler on his epic adventure, detailed with sincerity and humour in A Backpack, a Chair and a Beard.


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Additional information

130 × 200 mm
Paperback | 235 pages
Printed by
The CopyPress
Publication Date
October 2020
Eamon Wood

1 review for A Backpack, a Chair and a Beard

  1. Roslyn Carrington

    I genuinely enjoyed this book. I love to travel and I’ve had my runaround days so Eamon’s book resonated with me so much. And his tone is so warm and dryly funny. I enjoyed sharing his journey. It will definitely be a keeper on my shelf.
    (Disclaimer: I edited this book. Still love it, though!)

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