'Around The World In Eighty
Bars' With Richard Woodall
Richard Woodall, better
known locally as 'Truly Wonderful' has written another book,
this time about the famous 'Pisstwits' and his life in Kenya.
Sold in aid of Kwale District Eye Centre and Diani Childrens
Village, here we see Richard with his book and another great
supporter of the Eye Centre, John Harbottle.
his travels he visited not just 80 but 259 bars in 24
destinations, many of which are featured in his book
Richard Woodall’s long awaited second book was released in Kenya at a
book launch at Ngiris in Diani Beach Shopping Centre on
Saturday, November 21, 2009.
It is loosely based on
the Author’s trip around the world in eighty days, which took place
back in 1996, starting and finishing at the Reform Club in London,
following the exploits of Jules Verne’s legendary character Phileas
On his travels he
visited not just 80 but 259 bars in 24 destinations, many of which are
featured in his book.
This is an amusing,
often hilarious, recollection of the trip, which this time involves
over a hundred 'Pisstwit' friends on a privately chartered Boeing 747
from London’s Gatwick Airport.
The book is liberally
sprinkled with anecdotes involving his fellow travellers and folk
encountered along the way.
Their journey actually
commences in the Author’s home village of Newick in East Sussex UK,
and the book features a group photograph shot on the morning of their
departure outside his local pub 'The Crown Inn' and takes in
Mombasa and Diani Beach on the Kenya’s south coast on the way round.
No punches are pulled
and quite a number of well-known Kenya characters feature.
There’s a Route Map to
enable the reader to follow our hero and his mates’ progress round the
world, together with copies of letters written by the House Manager of
the Reform Club confirming that the journey was indeed accomplished in
The book is another
Pisstwit Publication and the original print has already sold out.
Further copies are
scheduled to arrive in Kenya on 9 December and will be available for
purchase from Richard Woodall on:
or at Ngiris in Diani
Beach Shopping Centre.
The sale price is
Shs.1,000/- a copy which is being divided equally between two
charities well-known to the Author, the
Kwale District Eye Centre and
Diani Children’s Village.
Something in the region
of SHS. 200,000/- has so far been raised.