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Riding With Giants

Riding With Giants (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Holmes a Court, Peter

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In 2011, international businessman Peter Holmes Court left the executive world and found himself living deep in rural France with only his seven-year-old twin girls for company. Peter was struggling as a single father in a foreign country - unsettled by the sudden move away from ...a traditional job, and completely baffled by the society around him. His only plan- to ride L'Etape du Tour, the challenging amateur leg of the Tour de France. In an effort to find some new friends in the community - and a bike for the race - he discovered the region's small bicycle factory. He was soon spending his days there- photographing his custom bike being built, meeting the locals, and learning about the rich traditions of artisan craftsmanship. Trying to enjoy the simple things and become a better father, Peter slowed down, and started to reflect seriously on history, industry and the structure of our modern economy. He and his daughters finally began to put down roots and understand the beauty and calm of a small-scale existence - and a very different approach to excellence and the well-lived life. This is one man's compelling, informative and funny story about the wisdom of children, the nature of work today, and the science of bicycles.
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ISBN 9780670077946
Published NZ 21 Jan 2020
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780670077946
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Viking Australia
Published 21 Jan 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Holmes a Court, Peter
Category Business Strategy
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Cycling
Travel With Children / Family Holidays
Australian
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 464g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Self Improvement: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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