Wonderful read! I could hear Emma's voice and sense of humour throughout. I am still astounded by her courage and conviction in attempting the journey, but a wonderful finish. Her joy of music is infectious. I was disappointed that she didn't continue with the cello but realised that her real love is the viola and, having had the chance to hear her play, I am sure she made the right decision. She has a wonderful ability to make music come alive and I hope she continues to have many more opportunities to do this. I would highly recommend the book.
Emma has shared an amazing journey in such a unique way that I gained a greater appreciation of music as well as learned of her travels. She shares this in a way that it would be related in a conversation rather than a chronological travel journal. This makes for relaxed easy reading.
An interesting account of a remarkable woman, her adventures in music and in her long bike ride from London to Hong Kong in which she experienced friendship and support in many places the reader would least expect.
This is one of those books that you read because of the authors profile as a broadcaster who has gathered a substantial following. It turned out to be the most enjoyable read and the best I have read this year.
How to figure out your life: Hop on a bike in London and keep going until you reach Hong Kong. Carry a violin on your back, and play it often. That still leaves a lot of time to think about music and life.
Had this book for a while and had not read but was inspired to pick it up and read. It is such a great story of pushing the boundaries of your physical and emotional endurance, self discovery and the overwhelming love of music and then coming out the other side. I really wish a audio book was produced at the time but I do have the CD which is a bonus. I am now waiting for the next book ...the continuation Eddie's journey.