Win a free copy of Gatecrashing Paradise by Tom Chesshyre


January sees us begin the new year with a sunny book to banish the winter blues. To be in with a chance of winning a free copy, read on…

In the Maldives outsiders used to be banned from islands not officially endorsed as tourist resorts, but now a thousand sandy shores can be visited in this remote nation deep in the Indian Ocean; the flattest country on Earth.

Away from the five-star hotels and beyond luxury hideaways, author Tom Chesshyre travels to see the real, unexplored Maldives, skirting around the archipelagos periphery, staying at simple guesthouses, and using cargo ships and ferries. In his brilliant new book Gatecrashing Paradise he reveals that beyond the glossy brochures lies an almost undiscovered country that is brimming with life, yet also a paradise teetering on the brink of trouble.

This is island-hopping for the twenty-first century, sailing around 600 miles of the most beautiful islands and atolls on Earth, often to communities that have not seen an outsider for decades, …and gatecrashing the odd posh hotel.

‘As the first Maldivian DIY traveller tale, Chesshyre’s cheerful book will motivate many freewheeling followers.’ —The Times

We are giving away two copies of this fantastic new travel book to 2 randomly chosen people who sign up as new subscribers to our Dabbler Book Club Newsletter by 20/01/2015 – to be in with a chance of winning simply enter your details into the contact form below. Winners will be announced on the email newsletter that goes out on 21/01/2015. Good luck!

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If you’re already a member of the book club or just want to get your hands straight on a copy of Gatecrashing Paradise, you can order your own copy HERE.

Thanks to our friends at Nicholas Brealey for kindly providing the copies.



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In between dealing with all things technological in the Dabbler engine room, Worm writes the weekly Wikiworm column every Saturday and our monthly Book Club newsletters.