Sahara - Michael Palin
Non-Fiction - Travel - Region Travel Guide - Africa - ISBN: 0297843036, 0312305419, 0312305435, 0316697699, 075381739X
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Review of "Sahara - Michael Palin"
Written by the ex-Python, this book is the story of his journey through the surprisingly varied and liitle known countries that surround the well known Sahara Desert.Based on the TV series of the same name this book takes us through such countries as Libya, Mali and Mauretania. It also encapsulates the spirit of the early explorer as Palin reads from Mungo Park as he sails along the mysterious Niger.
He visits Timbuktu and revels in the colonial splendour of this mysterious region. Highlights include an encounter with an musket wielding hunter, which almost ends Palin's journey, and a visit to a town where the buildings are made almost entirely out of mud.This wonderful book explores a region of the world that very few people ever consider visiting. Palin is, as usual, an enthusiastic and funny guide. The photographs by Basil Pao encapsulate the wonders of this untouched region.
A must read for anyone who didn't see the TV programme, or is planning a visit to the region. The book is available in paperback for about £7.99 and in hardback for about £16, you can get them at most major bookshops and online.
Product Information : Sahara - Michael Palin
Manufacturer's product descriptionNon-Fiction - Travel - Region Travel Guide - Africa - ISBN: 0297843036, 0312305419, 0312305435, 0316697699, 075381739X
Author: Michael Palin
Subgenre: Region Travel Guide
ISBN: 0297843036; 0312305419; 0312305435; 0316697699; 075381739X
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