Save Me from the Waves: An adventure from sea to summit

Author:   Jessica Hepburn
Publisher:   Quarto Publishing PLC
ISBN:  

9780711291300


Pages:   336
Publication Date:   07 March 2024
Format:   Hardback
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An adventure story - with a difference Jessica Hepburn is an unlikely athlete - she was labelled the arty' not the sporty' one in school. She hates exercise and believes the only reason to do it is for food, booze and box-sets on the sofa. However, in her forties, following a succession of hard and sad life experiences she started to try and exercise her way out of heartbreak. She has now become one of the world's most extraordinary endurance athletes. The first and only woman (currently) on the planet to have completed the Sea, Street, Summit Challenge' - which is to swim the English Channel, run the London Marathon and climb Mount Everest (which she calls Chomolungma - the mountain's original Sherpa name). And possibly the only woman (although this can't be officially certified) to have listened to eighty years and over 3,000 episodes of her favourite radio programme - Desert Island Discs.Save Me From The Waves is an inspirational story of physical and mental endurance which starts on the streets of London and culminates on top of the world, fuelled by song. It explores the redemptive power of music and mountains. How family and friends can be lost and found in the most unusual places. And encourages everyone to live big and bravely when life doesn't go to plan. Because sometimes we all need saving from the waves. And whether it's high and far away or closer to home and in your head, an adventure will always change your life for the better.

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Author:   Jessica Hepburn
Publisher:   Quarto Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Aurum
Weight:   0.500kg
ISBN:  

9780711291300


ISBN 10:   0711291306
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   07 March 2024
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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'The moment you open this book you'll feel like you've made a new friend. It's such a delicious adventure and Jessica's warm voice will immediately make you feel less alone - whatever journey you're on.' Lisa Faulkner 'An amazing, touching, at times deeply moving adventure about mountains and music and love. I loved it.' Ann Daniels 'If you have ever found yourself in a rut listening to endless podcasts like Desert Island Discs, this book is for you.' Emma Gannon 'This musical adventure story is written from the heart, and speaks to what it means to be human. It brings the Desert Island Discs archive alive in a skilful and meticulously researched interweaving of a myriad of interconnected stories, Jessica Hepburn takes us on a journey of love and loss but it is so much more than an autobiography - it draws on the power of music, why it matters and means so much to the many protagonists who stories are included. A tour de force of obsession, resilience, and challenge.' Alexandra Lamont 'This extraordinary woman took me on an unexpected journey of adventure. Deeply personal, searingly honest, achingly painful. Jessica writes with such self-deprecating heart, you can't help but love the bones of her. This book will move you with music, mountains, melanjoy and, mostly, Molly.' Hannah Vaughan Jones 'An inspiring tale of endurance and redemption. Jessica's story will dare you to answer your own call to adventure.' Belinda Kirk 'An intensely vulnerable memoir about heartbreak and healing in its messy, imperfect truth, and the scars life leaves, inside and out. Unflinchingly honest, it is a courageous adventure of the heart as much as an inspiring and sometimes heart-stopping adventure story.' Jody Day 'A beautiful story that doesn't hide the hardships of life but still makes you feel warm and cosy. It's like getting a long hug from a dear friend. I couldn't put it down.' Joyce Harper 'Jessica Hepburn's writing was my salvation through the early days of my not being able to have children. She is brave, fearless and utterly generous...this beautiful book is a must for any Desert Island Discs fan and a miraculous salve for difficult times.' Kat Browne 'An incredible new book. Prepare to be inspired by Jessica's words as she takes us on an unforgettable journey to the top of the world. Jessica is TOUGH; mentally, physically and emotionally. What a woman, what a story, what a journey. It will encourage you to take on your next challenge!' Sarah Williams 'An empowering story of transformation; a testament to the human spirit's ability to overcome challenges. I couldn't put it down, there's such power and beauty in Jessica's story.' Penny Hearne 'A fantastic book that had me in tears and left me emotional for several days. What this incredible woman has overcome and achieved is an inspiration. Thank you Jessica for being the most extraordinary version of you.' Helen Gallagher


'A delicious adventure' -- Lisa Faulkner 'Deeply moving' -- Ann Daniels * Polar Explorer * 'Deeply personal, searingly honest, achingly painful. Jessica writes with such self-deprecating heart, you can't help but love the bones of her.' -- Hannah Vaughan Jones, Broadcaster


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Jessica Hepburn is an award-winning author, arts producer and adventure activist, and one of the UK's leading voices on fertility, family and endurance sport. The Pursuit of Motherhood (2014) and 21 Miles (2018) are under option to Erebus Pictures, adapted by rising star and novelist Anoushka Warden, and being developed for the screen with funding from the British Film Institute.

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