Blind and deaf man signs new book

A BLIND and partially deaf backpacker from Weston will be signing copies of his book in the town.

Globetrotter Tony Giles, who has travelled hundreds of thousands of miles and visited more than 50 countries, will be in Waterstone’s in the Sovereign Centre on Saturday from 1pm.

Among his action-packed travels the 30-year-old, who is totally blind and 80 per cent deaf, has sky-dived in Australia, bungee jumped in New Zealand and hiked up the Rocky Mountains.

Tony, who backpacks around the globe alone, is determined to visit every country in the world and has told of his awe-inspiring adventures in his book Seeing The World My Way.