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Author Talk - Mike Padgett

29 May 2024
5:30pm until 6:30pm
Library @ the Lightbox


Mike Padgett is from a mining family and had a wonderful time growing up on a council estate in Barnsley. After completing his apprenticeship as a gas fitter he and two friends travelled overland in a campervan to India before boarding a ship to Australia. Mike's book, 'As Far As We Can', is a travel/memoir based on this epic 1970s odyssey. Published in May 2021, it is an Amazon best seller. You can hear Mike read from his book, discuss the writing process and reminisce about his Barnsley upbringing.