A Biker's Life: Misadventures on (and off) Two Wheels

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A Biker's Life: Misadventures on (and off) Two Wheels

A Biker's Life: Misadventures on (and off) Two Wheels

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Drawn in monochrome pencil on rough-textured paper, the broad, full-page and full-spread rural scenes give the encounter a shadowy, atmospheric setting. Cole is also the founder and CEO of bespoke motorcycle manufacturer Gladstone Motorcycles, named after his great uncle Dick "Red Beard" Gladstone. On television he is best known for World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides, The Motorbike Show, Shed and Buried, and Find It, Fix It, Flog It.

I have owned and ridden motorcycles before being legally able, my dad taught me how to drive a sidecar outfit and I have watched some of the Henry Cole tv series. This is an honest and endearing revelation of an interesting life with the love of motor bikes always present. Cole’s (A Nest for Celeste) beautifully detailed pencil drawings on cream-colored paper deftly visualize a family’s ruggedly simple lifestyle on a Civil War–era homestead, while facing stark, ethical choices.Good read i thought and he says it as it is / was, I noticed a lot of negative reviews about swearing in this book but it's no more than you hear in everyday life, Didn't bother me and I think it probably shocked people more because there is a lot more to Me Cole than his clean cut tv image which I found very interesting. it was a good read by the man him self ,giving a insight to his early troubled life and the incredible people he met by just doing a job. It was such an interesting listen as Henry is a genuine, honest guy and he tells his story really well. I did enjoy it and Henry comes across as someone I could have a a good chat with and the kind of bloke I used to hang out with.

This book reminds millions of motorcyclists why their bike gives them the freedom to be exactly who they want to be: to say 'I'm doing my thing. In 2013 Henry Cole set a world land speed record for a pre-1955 750cc motorcycle, riding a Brough Superior on the Bonneville Salt Flats. He'll be thrilled to know in that case that I had no idea who he was as I haven't owned a TV for several years. He was responsible for a national system of art and science education, and in collaboration with the Prince, developed the South Kensington area as the intellectual quarter of London. Unspoken encapsulates a little piece of American history in a profound way for 7-10 year olds, and gets the reader to ask themselves; ‘what is that person really thinking?

In comparison I have achieved little and haven't had the debilitating drug dependency the Henry suffered.

His career spans 32 years and he has also been involved in producing - he has his own television production company, HCA Entertainment, which produces for broadcasters including ITV, Channel 4, Sky 1 and more. An author’s note details the Civil War stories Cole heard as a young boy and underscores his intention of showing not the division, anger, and violence of the Civil War, but “the courage of everyday people who were brave in quiet ways.

Absolutely loved this book, I bought it to read as I really enjoy Henry’s TV shows - his engaging personality and great sense of humour come through just the same in this book as they do on screen. If you are a biker or not it's a good read about a person who starts life at Eaton plus a early life on drugs now over 30 years clean and great TV presenter and family man.



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