Jonny Bealby

Silk Dreams, Troubled Road
  • Silk Dreams, Troubled Road

  • While in Islamabad investigating the possibilities of setting up an adventure travel company, Jonny Bealby met the woman of his dreams. Not only that, but Rachel was the person with whom he could live out his dream -- to travel the Old Silk Road on horseback. On his return to Pakistan that Christmas, however, Jonny was faced with those dreadful words: 'I've met somebody else...'

    With his heart fixed on this journey and the possibility of a TV deal, Jonny set out to find a Quixotic stranger as his companion. In no time he found Sarah -- attractive, warm and funny -- the perfect candidate for a possible romance. Unfortunately, though, during their search for the Heavenly Horses that would carry them across the Mountains of Heaven, their fledgling friendship was beset by problems of communication, inexperience and the difficulty of adapting to radically different cultures and surroundings.

    A breathtaking travelogue, and an intriguing and heart-warming illustration of human relationships as they are tested to their limits.

Jonny Bealby was born in 1963. Educated in England, Scotland and Canada, he developed a passion for travel and on leaving college journeyed extensively in Australasia and the Far East. Returning to the UK he became a sound engineer before forming his own rock band, Tin Gods. The group recorded four singles and one album before splitting up. He has visited more than sixty countries and has had articles featured in a variety of publications including the Daily Telegraph, Observer, Traveller, and Manchester United Magazine. He is the author of Running with the Moon, For a Pagan Song and Silk Dreams, Troubled Road.