Kevin Courtney's Travel Diaries Show a Life, Sadly Cut Short of a Wild Adventurous Traveler

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In a posthumous picture book publication, he shares his exciting travels around the world and the unforgettable memories he had experienced

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The book Diaries of an English Rogue Abroad by Kevin Courtney (born and bred in Lincoln) is an autobiography of his exciting and free-spirited world adventures. This is also the author’s memoriam after his unforgettable and unexpected demise in November 1998. The author’s family wanted to publish this book to relive the blissful and exhilarating moments Courtney had shared with the world.

Courtney was a born traveller. He wanted to experience the world and witness its myriad of traditions and cultures. He longed to visit peculiar places that people can only imagine in their dreams. Through his exhilarating journey, he always kept a diary full of colorful and bright pictures that he enjoyed sending to his parents. In his early years, he had already experienced travelling from India to Asia and Australia to New Zealand then onto Northern America. He had also trekked the dangerous Darien Gap Jungle. A huge risk taker and a go getter that he was, Courtney always wanted to see the world in different perspective and witness its grandeur through his very own eyes.

Diaries of an English Rogue Abroad also shows the author’s own write-ups that will reflect his far from boring personality and his witty and very amusing antics. This narrative will depict Courtney’s great sense for adventure, the risks he was willing to take, the treacherous gambles he had to make and the fearless and gallant situations he had to face.

Through the pages of this book, readers will become inspired by Courtney’s memorable journey. It is a perfect example of a humble man’s search for happiness and fulfillment. Furthermore, in this heartrending and inspiring picture book, readers will begin to unravel that amidst life’s many circumstances, it is still, after all, a destination worth going.

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About the Author
Kevin Courtney was born in Lincoln UK in 1968 and died tragically in Hong Kong in 1998. Kevin loved travel and adventure and always went off the beaten track to explore. Kevin died at the young age of 30. His travels are recorded by himself in his own diaries.

Diaries of an English Rogue Abroad * by Kevin Courtney
Publication Date: January 18, 2013
Picture Book; £16.99; 466 pages; 978-1-4797-4626-2
Picture Book Hardcover; £26.99; 466 pages; 978-1-4797-4627-9

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