About the author

Ru Pringle

<p>Ru Pringle began his writing career at the age of 18, paying university bills by writing features for outdoor magazines. After a stint as an environmental scientist, he became a full-time writer, gradually veering towards travel journalism. He has also worked as a tree-planter, footpath builder, roofer, joiner, plumber, roofer, yacht crewperson, youth hostel warden, mountain and trail guide, cook, sound engineer, didgeridoo and mandolin tutor and oil-painting salesman.</p><p>After several years working as a touring musician, he now lives in the South West Highlands of Scotland.</p>