Cameroon with Egbert

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Flamingo, 1999 - Cameroon - 282 pages
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Cameroon with Egbert tells the story of a journey through the remote areas of Cameroon undertaken by indomitable author Dervla Murphy and her daughter Rachel, accompanied by an endearing horse named Egbert. * During the course of their wanderings they are frequently mistaken for husband and wife, forcing Dervla to bare her chest to prove her femininity; they continually get lost, are obliged to eat repulsive local delicacies; are arrested, fall ill, are baked by the sun and soaked by tropical storms and, disastrously, lose Egbert. * The two women's charm, wit and sense of adventure shine through all these setbacks, which would have daunted lesser travellers. They eventually leave this laid-back, peaceful country with great reluctance, having been 'enspelled' by its beauty and the friendliness of the Cameroonians. * 'Anyone who has read a book by this author will want to read another. She brings to Cameroon all the sympathy, wit and perception that we have come to expect from her.' Sunday Telegraph * This is vintage Murphy' Irish Independent * 'This is the very stuff of travel' Irish Times

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Accounts of travels in one of the more prosperous nations of sub-saharan africa (PCI @ $1500). Why can't other countries in the region have rulers like this. Read full review

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Veteran travel writer Murphy ( Full Tilt , LJ 10/1/65, In Ethiopia with a Mule , LJ 4/15/70) once again captivates armchair travelers in this immensely entertaining and highly readable account of her ... Read full review

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