In 1964, when industry legend Graeme Chapman MBE was just 20 years old, he embarked on an audacious adventure across Europe and the Middle East with a mere £96 in his pocket and plenty of determination. Now, decades later, his story has finally come to light.
The pandemic prompted Chapman to revisit his epic 12-month journey, documented in notebooks and Kodak slides. Encouraged to put pen to paper by EO Group CEO Simon Drakeford, their collaboration birthed a plan: publish Chapman’s tale, with all proceeds divided between the BOSS Business Supplies Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research.
The book, By Thumb to the Lowest Point on Earth, is a culmination of Chapman’s hitchhiking escapades and cultural encounters. Anticipated sales carry the potential to inject a substantial boost into charity coffers in the coming year.