The Man Who Broke Out of the Bank and Went for a Walk in France

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At the age of 45 Miles Morland resigned from his highly paid job as head of the UK division of a major American bank and went for a walk with his wife in France. Neither of them was used to walking further than the distance between a restaurant and a waiting taxi. They walked from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 350 miles through the foothills of the Pyrenees, staying in small country inns and occasionally sleeping out along the way. The author describes the pleasures and agonies of the walk and reflects frequently and with relief on the life from which he has escaped. The pressures of his former life had affected him in many ways, the repercussions including divorce and then remarriage to his former wife Guislaine.

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Miles Morland was born in India and grew up all over the world. He overcame a conventional background to lead a life of often absurd adventure. First published in 1992, The Man Who Broke Out of the Bank was a Sunday Times bestseller. In 2015 Bloomsbury published Cobra in the Bath, a memoir of Miles' subsequent far-flung travels. Miles currently lives on a boat in London.

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"Hugely enjoyable." ―Sunday Express

"Better than Peter Mayle . . . extremely funny." ―Financial Times

"This is the very opposite of a misery memoir. A merriment memoir, maybe? Whatever we call it there should be more of them . . . A delightful book, sunny, non-judgmental and as cheering as a long lunch in good company on a warm summer’s day." ―Daily Mail on COBRA IN THE BATH

"An outrageously beguiling voyage through life--full of empire, ecstasy, humour and sadness. His wanderlust embraces some worlds I’ve visited as a reporter, but have never captured as he has." ―Jon Snow on COBRA IN THE BATH

"He has a fund of good stories, and tells them well." ―Daily Telegraph on COBRA IN THE BATH

"Easy Rider in a pinstripe suit, Miles Morland delivers a breathtaking roller-coaster of an adrenaline-fuelled life story--I was with him every inch of the way!" ―Elisabeth Luard on COBRA IN THE BATH

"Dangerous and hilarious." ―Vogue on COBRA IN THE BATH

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