The Travel Bug
A strange little bug doesn’t know who he is or where he’s from. Even his name is a mystery. So he sets off to seek answers. He journeys the world meeting wonderful creatures, seeing amazing sights and eating delicious food. Adventures he has, but still no one knows who he is. Maybe, just maybe, the very path he’s on is the answer he seeks. The Travel Bug is a gently philosophical picture book about identity, fate, the joy of travelling, and the discovery of kindness and kinship across cultures.
On a journey through the remote North West Frontier of Pakistan, Australian Benjamin Gilmour discovered an astonishing culture – one of strong beliefs and a suspicion of outsiders, a love of Lollywood films and an obsession with making guns. With unstoppable determination, Benjamin decided to return a year later to make a movie about those tribal regions – despite the fact that he had never actually made a film before and that it was illegal and extremely dangerous for him to do so. Warrior Poets is a riveting memoir about Benjamin’s journeys to Pakistan and the making of the film.
‘From start to finish the book oozes with amazing yarns and insights into Pakistani culture and Islam. It is fascinating and funny, this is one of the best books I have read.’Alison Byrne
‘A riveting memoir impossible to put down.’New Asia Books
A true and entertaining account of the paramedic author’s adventures working on ambulances around the world, from Mexico to South Africa, via Pakistan and Iceland.
Gilmour shows us, with great insight and playfulness, that paramedics are equal in their wicked sense of humour, their upbeat personalities, their eccentricities and perpetual taste for danger.
‘Pulsates with adrenalin and indisputable authenticity.’Sydney Morning Herald
‘A startling exercise in contrasts.’Eliza Metcalfe