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Jason Lewis - The Seed Buried Deep

2nd May 2014 - 3rd May 2014
Time: 7.45pm

Jason Lewis is an award-winning adventurer, author and sustainability activist specialising in human-powered expeditions. In 2007, he became the first person to circumnavigate the Earth without using motors or sails: walking, cycling, and inline skating five continents, and kayaking, swimming, rowing, and pedalling a boat across the rivers, seas and oceans. 

Returning to Oundle by popular demand, Jason will be talking about the second part of his trilogy: The Seed Buried Deep

When adventurer Jason Lewis regained consciousness beside a busy Colorado highway, lower limbs shattered by a hit and run driver, he knew he was lucky to be alive. But would he ever walk again, let alone finish crossing North America on inline skates? 

So begins part two of The Expedition, a stirring saga of hope, determination and the kindness of strangers as Jason, taken in by the people of Pueblo, spent nine months in rehabilitation, legs pieced together with metal rods, before returning to the spot he was run over and continuing his journey.

The first part of the trilogy, Dark Waters, won the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Award, Eric Hoffer Award, National Indie Excellence Award, 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year & Southern California Book Festival Award. 

“Epic… a journey that few can rival in terms of endurance and overcoming obstacles.” 
- BEAR GRYLLS, Man vs Wild