Broke through Britain - One Man's Penniless Odyssey

During the summer of 1998, Peter Mortimer set off on the 500-mile journey from Plymouth to Edinburgh, accompanied only by his King Charles spaniel. He had no money and had no transport or pre-arranged accommodation. Bereft of the basics necessary for human existence, such as food and shelter, he was dependent for his survival on his own wits, the generosity of others and good fortune.

Broke through Britain is a record of both the physical and the mental demands such an undertaking placed on Mortimer, and it offers a humourous, poignant and oblique slant on our national characteristics at the dawn of a new millennium. Peter Mortimer gives a vivid account of life lived on the fringes of society in a country where there is an ever-increasing gulf between the rich and the poor. It is a genuine adventure into the unknown – not in some remote, hostile land, but here on our own doorstep. He may even have landed on yours.

Published by Mainstream Publishing (2002)
The book has gone through six reprints
ISBN-10: 1-84018-407-8
Price: £9.99

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