Cobra in the Bath: Adventures in Less Travelled Lands

Author(s): Miles Morland

Travel Writing

Miles Morland is an adventurer. He was born in India to a naval father and a glamorous mother once described as the 'most dangerous woman in India'. His parents divorced and Miles followed his mother to Tehran, which they had to leave in a hurry, and on to Baghdad, which they also had to leave in a hurry after a revolution. These years were filled with desert journeys, riots where he came within seconds of death, and adventures worthy of Kipling, after which he was sent to England for a 'proper' education. Later, following years of shouting down a Wall Street telephone, he threw in his job, bought a giant motorbike and set off to discover things in places others did not want to go. Deported at gunpoint from Romania, saved from assassination in Ethiopia by a lucky plane crash, riding an Enfield Bullet through Ooty, and following Che over the Andes - Miles has a knack of finding trouble. Brilliantly observed and told with unique humour, Cobra in the Bath will have you crying with laughter and scared out of your wits.


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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 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 - Iraq especially. All this is coupled with a trail-blazing capacity for making, spending and giving away money Jon Snow

Miles Morland was born in India and grew up all over the place - but chiefly in Iran, Iraq and Jersey. He overcame a conventional background to lead a life of often absurd adventure. His first book, The Man Who Broke Out of the Bank, about chucking up his job and walking across France with his recently remarried wife, was a Sunday Times bestseller. He lives on a boat in London.

General Fields

  • : 9781408863671
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : 0.454
  • : August 2015
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 384
  • : 910.4092
  • : Hardback
  • : Miles Morland