Yeti (male 28) seeks mate. Can be seen Christmas/Easter roaming Ben Nevis, Snowdon some weekends in between. Migrates to Alps around June. Very friendly, generally harmless, except on ski slopes. Very safe experienced motorcyclist Britain and abroad – would get sidecar if nagged. Please write... (Personal ad published in a national mountaineering magazine.)
From an asthmatic childhood spent on post-war Birmingham bomb-sites, Mike Leaver escaped from cruel State boarding schools to careers as a lab technician, accountant, pleasure-boat captain, and local builder.
Mike has also been:
* a homeless hermit inhabiting a derelict boat surrounded by drug addicts;
* an adventurer/mountaineer in the UK, Scandinavia, and North Africa
* a semi-retired handyman writing books while enjoying an ideal life off-grid in a converted lorry in a pretty coastal town.
Embark on an extraordinary journey of an eccentric pursuing dreams of love, writing and the path to happiness in a memoir that’s as charming as it is quirky.
About the author;
Mike Leaver, 69, lives in a converted, static truck on a small-town business park in Snowdonia. As well as writing his first three modern-fiction novels – largely on a laptop by candlelight in his lorry – he has almost finished penning the second part of his life-memoir specifically about mountaineering and outdoor adventure. Like Alan Bennett's London eccentric The Lady in The Van, Mike has become a well-known character around his adopted home of Porthmadog.