Description: One summer. One woman. One continent. Over three months, Lorraine Wilson travelled solo through Europe by train, stopping at 57 destinations in 21 countries and covering 11,500 miles. Why? Well, the previous five years had seen financial meltdown, heartbreak, bereavement, and poor health. Now with her house sold and all but two suitcases of possessions given away, she was struggling to decide where her life was heading. Being 48, single, childless, and with no home to speak of, it made sense to stop and think. And the best way to do that? Head off into the unknown. It's not a conventional travel book, although there are great tales from off the beaten track. It's not a self-help book, although there is a lot to be learned from travelling alone. It's also not too serious - sometimes the biggest laughs come from the stickiest situations. In fact, at times it's clear that she shouldn't be allowed out alone... Facing Forwards is the story of a life-changing summer.
Author: Wilson, Lorraine
Publisher: Whistle Books
Publication Date: 01.01.2016
Pagination: 264 pages, 16 colour plate sections