The Old Man and the Sand Eel

The Old Man and the Sand Eel

Published via Viking, Penguin – Spring 2018

Remembering his childhood spent fishing in the Cambridgeshire Fens with his Grandad, Will sets off on a journey across Britain in an attempt to recapture those halcyon days. Armed with his late grandad’s fishing encyclopedia his avowed aim is to catch some of the great forgotten fish species of our island, and expunge the bitter memory of a record-breaker that once slipped through his fingers, but ‘The Old Man and the Sand Eel’ is much more than a boy’s own adventure. Alone on the banks, Will finds himself exploring what it really means to be a man and a father, as well as a fisherman.

Available through all good bookstores and online – 29th March 2018

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Articles

A selection of Will’s articles, and pieces written about him, from the UK and worldwide
BBC Blogs for ‘Hunters of the South Seas’ April 2015
BBC News Article on Disability in Bajau communities for ‘Hunters of the South Seas’ April 2015
Guardian Article lessons from filming ‘Hunters of the South Seas’ April 2015
Will lives as a caveman for Geographical Magazine Nov 2014
Feature article on encountering a diamond mine during RGS/Radio 4 Journey of a Lifetime Geographical Magazine May 2014
Indonesian Whale harpooners for Geographical Magazine April 2014
Outdoor Fitness Magazine Feature article on Will’s Winter Ascent of the Pennine Way Jan 2014
Sidetracked Magazine Feature Article on Will’s inspiration and tips for jungle expeditions Dec 2013
Eastern Daily Press Feature Article on Will’s life in exploration Oct 2013
BBC Radio 4 Episode Two of my RGS Journey of a Lifetime in Sierra Leone and Liberia Sept 2013 Radio 4 ‘Pick of the Week’
BBC Radio 4 Episode One of my RGS Journey of a Lifetime in Sierra Leone and Liberia Sept 2013 Radio 4 ‘Pick of the Week’
BBC Radio 4/RGS Journey of a Lifetime: ‘Surviving malaria on the Mano River’ for BBC News online Sept 2013
Trans Papua article for Geographical Magazine Aug 2013
BBC Radio 4/RGS Journey of a Lifetime: Mano/Moro Rivers, Sierra Leone and Liberia Expedition Report – Available from Will or the RGS on request
The World According to…Will Millard for Wanderlust Magazine July/Aug 2013
Pre-descent column on first descent of the Moro in Salone/Liberia for the Daily Telegraph April 2013
First descent of Moro river in Salone/Liberia featured in the Daily Telegraph April 2013
Welsh 3000ers for Geographical Magazine April 2013
Trans Papua article for Action Asia Magazine Jan/Feb 2013
Trans Papua broadcast on From Our Own Correspondent BBC World Service Dec 2012
Trans Papua article for Australia’s Outer Edge Magazine Oct 2012
The Bloody Terraces of West Papuan Football for Vice Magazine Sep 2012
The Trans-Papua Expedition Report 2012 – Available from Will or the RGS on request
Will Millard on West Papua exploration BBC News Website Oct 2012
Will and Callum on their adventures for the BattleBox Blog Oct 2012
The Trans Papua expedition featured in the Yorkshire Post July 2012
The Trans Papua expedition featured in the Cambs Times April 2012
The Jalan Raya expedition for Outdoor Fitness magazine April/May 2012
The Jalan Raya for Wanderlust Jan/Feb 2011
The Jalan Raya expedition for Geographical Magazine August 2010 page 1page 2page 3
Jalan Raya – Royal Geographical Expedition Report 2009 – Available from Will or the RGS on request
An encounter with a bowerbird for BBC Wildlife Magazine Nov 2008