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Renowned travel writer Steve Rudd heads East for this collection of his trademark punchy, pithy reports, previously seen in such publications as Time Out and The Guardian, but available in collected, chronologically-ordered form for the first time in this Valley Press publication.

Pulse sees Rudd on his fifth ambitious, shoestring adventure, sweeping through India, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia in search of 'truth and beauty', and reporting on the full range of people, places and landscapes to be found in that extraordinary part of the world.

Somehow managing to be philosophical and meditative as well as action-packed and hair-raising, this is a truly unique look at Asia, and a chance to see the world on foot (unarguably the best way) without leaving the comfort of your settee/deckchair. 

"A testosterone-fuelled 'EAT PRAY LOVE' with as much comedy as drama, and as much profundity as adventure... 2011's most exhilarating journey of discovery."
Time Out

"If Jack Kerouac could read Steve Rudd's writing, he would surely be grinning in his grave."
Travellers' Digest

Steve Rudd was born in East Yorkshire in 1980. He started writing at the age of fourteen, and has scarcely stopped since: his poetry, reviews, interviews and travelogues have been published by many respected outlets, including The Guardian, Time Out, TravelMag and Fire. Between travels, Steve continues to live in East Yorkshire.