Heather Ellis is launching her new book on Sunday, 7 April 2019 from 1pm to 4pm at Russian House, 118 Greeves Street cnr Gore St, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia. The event is free so if you can make it, do!
TIMELESS ON THE SILK ROAD, An odyssey from London to Hanoi is Heather Ellis’ long awaited second book following the success of her first, UBUNTU: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa, for which you can read a review here. It’s a really great read.
“The road may be silken but it’s far from smooth. Heather Ellis delivers a devastating punch and that’s even before the going gets tough”. ⎯Ted Simon, author of Jupiter’s Travels
TIMELESS ON THE SILK ROAD is an extraordinary journey. Astounding, inspiring, it’s a testament to the human spirit.
After riding her motorcycle across Africa, Heather Ellis is diagnosed with HIV in London when she has the test for a Russian visa. She is thirty years old and is given five years to live. It is 1995 when death from AIDS is inevitable. TIMELESS ON THE SILK ROAD is the story of what happens next.
What unfolds is a journey of courage, hardship and immense natural beauty as she rides along the fabled Silk Roads of antiquity to Australia. Believing this is her last adventure, her one last search for meaning, Heather’s journey ultimately becomes one of destiny. Infused with a deep spiritual power, it is also a story that leaves the reader considering their own ‘time less’ journey called life.
Heather travels into Central Asia after the fall of the Soviet Union where she crosses deserts and is touched by the ancient world of Islam. She rides into the land of the heavenly mountains and discovers the ancient traditions of the nomads. She ventures into the vastness of Siberia’s Altai mountains where she is welcomed into the homes of Kazakhs and Russians alike. And in China, she is repeatedly told there will soon be a new world order.
244 pages, RRP: $29.99
RELEASED: 8 April 2019
To buy the book visit: heather-ellis.com
Heather has worked as a radiation safety technician, a motorcycle courier in London, a journalist and in communications in international development. She was diagnosed with HIV in London in 1995 and nearly died from AIDS in Australia in 1997 after her motorcycle ride across Europe and Asia. Heather is the current chair of Positive Women Victoria, Australia’s only fully funded community organisation for women living with HIV. Heather is also a motivational speaker and lives in the Yarra Valley, Australia with her three children, where she is writing her next book, a novel. And she still rides motorcycles.
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