In this entertaining and surprisingly moving autobiography, Timmy shares his journey through TV stardom, cycling the Camino and his passion for art.
In the spring of 2018, as the ‘Beast from the East’ hit northern Europe, Timmy needed every bit of his natural exuberance. He had undertaken to cycle 2,500 miles from his home to Santiago de Compostela in memory of his brother Martin, who was born with Down’s syndrome and had died just a few days earlier. This was a journey of exploration, honouring Martin’s outlook on life that everyone can reach their potential. And so, with his painting gear strapped to his bike, Timmy (an increasingly renowned artist) set off. He was blessed by letters of support from the Archbishop of York, the Bishops of Oxford and Winchester, the then Prime Minister Theresa May, Prince William and President Macron of France.
Full of unexpected moments, Timmy’s account of his pilgrimage along a route travelled by so many over the centuries weaves together history and biography in a hugely entertaining manner. It is undergirded by a touching faith and conveys, beyond all else, how important it is to live every moment of every day.
Featuring a Foreword by Michaela Strachan.
"A vivid, beautifully written and often moving book, skilfully dovetailing memoir, history, art and a cycling pilgrimage across Europe into a unique and uplifting whole. If you think you know who Timmy Mallett is, you’re in for a rewarding surprise!" (Professor Brian Cox)
"This is a journey brimming with love and laughter that's also deeply moving. Timmy's glass isn't just half full, it's positively overflowing!" (Lorraine Kelly)
"There aren't many people who would put themselves through this much to achieve their dream. Timmy has always aimed for the summit and, most importantly, remembers to smile and take time to reflect along the way." (Chris Evans)
What members say
- Paul Selby
Utterly Brilliant !
Fantastic story interwoven with anecdotes from Timmys past TV adventures.
Timmy narrating the story himself is the icing on top of the cake!
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I chose this listen because I dream of planning my own pilgrimage one day so this book stood out.
I struggle to find time to read because I work long hours so listening to Timmy's journey whilst in the car I found myself leaving earlier for work and driving slower just so I could listen for longer.
I admire the determination and the mindset behind the challenge each day along with the insight behind the scenes of days gone by during Timmy’s career so far and all this topped with the true feeling and emotion when he talks about his brother and family near and far.
Really enjoyed and would recommend to everyone
Thank you Timmy