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Instagram phenomenon @1bike1world Dean Nicholson reveals the full story of his life-changing friendship with rescue cat Nala and their inspiring adventures together on a bike journey around the world.

When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet. But he hadn't bargained on the lessons he'd learn from his unlikely companion.

Three months after leaving home, on a remote road in the mountains between Montenegro and Bosnia, he came across an abandoned kitten. Something about the piercing eyes and plaintive meowing of the bedraggled little cat proved irresistible. He couldn't leave her to her fate, so he put her on his bike and then, with the help of local vets, nursed her back to health.

Soon on his travels with the cat he named Nala, they forged an unbreakable bond - both curious, independent, resilient and adventurous. The video of how they met has had 20 million views, and their Instagram has grown to almost 750k followers - and still counting!

Experiencing the kindness of strangers, visiting refugee camps, rescuing animals through Europe and Asia, Dean and Nala have already learned that the unexpected can be pretty amazing. Together with Garry Jenkins, writer with James Bowen of the best-selling A Street Cat Named Bob, Dean shares the extraordinary tale of his and Nala's inspiring and heart-warming adventure together.

©2020 Dean Nicholson and Connected Content Limited (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Fantastic book!!!

Loved every minute of this book I didn't want it to end!! Every chapter kept you on the edge of your seat wondering what is going to happen next! Highly recommend!!

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Brilliant, been waiting for this for ages!

Best thing i have listened to for ages. Great to hear the story after following 1bike1world for a long time now. We keep up with Dean’s Instagram posts and YouTube videos, and has inspired us to take our boys on a travelling holiday next year.

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Dream team travellers

Following the adventures of these two on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. I never knew the start of their story together, as I came in late. But, I'm halfway through this wonderful book already and absolutely enjoying their story. How they met, the troubles with the vets, sneaking across the borders. Play time with each other and other animals in need of help on the way. A truly inspiring and uplifting tale. The bond they have together is something only pet parents would understand.

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Nice book, very engaging

I was following to Nalas adventures from the last year, subscribed as soon find out that book is coming

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Horrendous narration

I gave up on this very early on, being a Scot myself, I was looking forward to a book by a fellow Scot. However, the narration was diabolical. The Narrator tells the story like he's reading to a preschool class at the library. I would love to have known about the story but the narration was way too irritating. I'll be returning this book.

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Heart Warming

A lovely tale of a man growing up courtesy of a truly engaging rescued cat

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Excellent

Easy to read, easy to follow & thoroughly enjoyable. You can just drift away & absorb the unique relationship & adventures that Dean & Nala share. I hope there will be a sequel as & when they get to continue their journey.

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Loved It!

As soon as I heard that there was going to be a book about Dean's story of how he found Nala and his experience on the road on his bike, I have been looking forward to it. Totally lived up to expectations and would recommend.

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Amazing and inspiring

Lovely couldn’t stop listening. Really heart warming that a cat or a love of an animal can change your out look.

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What a book!

Probably one of the most uplifting listens I’ve had for a while, what a great story.. and how amazing a cat changed someone’s life! Great listen!