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Seeing the world my way
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MEDIA RELEASE OCTOBER 2010
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Englishman Tony ‘Sees’ the World His Way
Tony Giles (30) from the southwest, has travelled the world and seen more thrills and spills than most of us will in a lifetime – despite being totally blind.
Tony, like many young people craving adventure, sets out to explore as much of the world as possible. While travelling countless countries with pleasure-seeking in mind might not be unusual for most twenty-somethings, Tony is totally blind and partially deaf. Yet this does not hold him back or hinder his carpediem attitude to fulfilling his dreams. Sky-diving in Australia, bungee jumping in New Zealand and staying out all night in New Orleans are just some of the tales Tony has to tell of his young but action-packed life. Nor does he believe that being blind has diminished the opportunities he has had: “For somebody who can’t see, beauty has a lot to do with what you smell and feel. I’ve learned to use all the senses of my body – my nerves, my touch, my sense of smell.” Tony sums up his unflinching thirst for discovery and excitement by revealing what keeps his feet itchy: “Really, I want all the freedom I can get.”
Tony has travelled across North America, Asia and Australasia, dealing with disability whilst encountering new cultures and living life to the limit. He has decided to document his inspirational, jaw-dropping tale in a new travel biography. “The book contains basic history and geography of the countries visited while mainly concentrating on an adventurous story of drink and adrenalin activities,” says Tony.
Tony recounts his many globetrotting experiences in Seeing the World My Way, which will be published this autumn by SilverWood Originals (£8.99). It is a frank, honest and self-deprecating story of – in Tony’s own words – one “guy’s global adventures”. His no-holds-barred style of writing features plenty of drama, danger and discovery as he traverses cities, islands and wilderness, moving from one thrill-seeking enterprise to the next. This biography promises to be a unique read as Tony takes you travelling around the world and experiencing life in a whole new way.
Notes to Editors:
Tony Giles is available for interview via his publisher: SilverWood Books, 30 Queen Charlotte Street, Bristol, BS1 4HJ. Telephone Helen Hart on 01179105829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tony Giles can also be reached through his user comments page at website
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