Australian author Paul Carter will be in The Mainstreet Trading Company, St Boswells, for a discussion on his latest book Is That Bike Diesel Mate? next Thursday, writes Corin Anderson.
Carter, 40, pictured, was born in 1969 in England but he has also lived and worked in countries such as Germany, Tunisia, Australia, Russia, Columbia, Japan, China, the US and Saudi Arabia due to his father’s military career. He now lives in Perth, Australia with his wife and two children.
He sold over 200,000 copies worldwide of his last two books (Don’t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs and This Is Not A Drill) and his new book has sold more than 20,000 copies in Australia alone.
Carter worked for 15 years in the oil industry but has given it all up to focus on writing books.
In his latest book, he describes his journey around Australia on an experimental motorbike built by students which runs on cooking oil.
He also describes how he tried to beat the world land-speed record for a biofuel motorbike.
Doors open at 7pm and the presentation starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6, including a glass of wine).
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