The Buzz

From authors...

'A fever dream for armchair travellers, a dizzying, headlong, hilarious grand tour of six years on two wheels ... I lost a couple of days to it and on emerging from its pages the world had become richer and more marvellous ... Signs of Life deserves to become a classic of the genre' - Gavin Francis

'A hilarious and moving memoir of a cycling medic's life on the road' - Xand van Tulleken

'A charming, human story of resilience, adversity and compassion, all told with a good dose of dry British humour' - Lois Pryce

'An inspirational journey of humanity and humility. Fabes has redefined the medical memoir' - Nathan Filer

'Stephen has managed to beautifully combine travel, medicine, life and loss all in this epic tale of adventure. It made me smile, laugh, want and cry. Bloody brilliant.'
Matt Morgan, author of 'Critical'

In the press...

'What begins as a journey of self-discovery becomes a thoughtful exploration of humanity ... Fabes is great company and makes riding bicycles seem like the best way to see and understand the world.' - Ben East, The Observer

'Signs of Life is a plucky memoir ... Fabes is a winning storyteller.  During his journey, Fabes battled injuries, infestations, and Dengue fever.  Yet his travelogue retains its bighearted humor' - Kevin Canfield, The Star Tribune

'Witty and wild, intrepid and inspirational, the book chronicles two parallel journeys: Fabes' physical cycling tour of many countries and his look at health across the entertaining and epic chronicle of a journey of extremes' - Tony Miksanek, Booklist Reviews


From readers...

'The writing is intelligent and engaging... This was a 5 star read for me from the first few pages, all the way to the end' - Goodreads

'This is a great book - it’s a fantastic way of travelling from your arm chair (or bed, deckchair or any other place to rest) whilst learning about medicine, motivation and doing something different. Fabes has a wonderful way with words' - Goodreads

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