In Search of the Sahara

R 90.00  

Author: Quentin Crewe
Signed by the Author
Publisher: Michael Joseph London (1983)
ISBN-10: 0718123482
ISBN-13: 9780718123482
Condition: Very Good. Corners of the boards are bumped. Previous owner's name written on the ffep. The dust jacket is scratched and rubbed with creasing to the edges; small stain at the base of the spine.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 262
Dimensions: 24.5 x 17.5 x 0.3 cm

Weight: 0.8 kg

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For two years and 25,000 miles Quentin Crewe, photographer Timothy Beddow and various more or less durable companions roamed the greatest desert in the world. It is not the most hospitable of places, especially for a man in a wheelchair. In vehicles that groaned and spluttered in the stifling heat they drove down tracks that were sometimes pitted, cratered river bed, sometimes faint traces liable to disappear suddenly in the sand and dust. Their main concerns were always water, food and the way. 

As they traveled they recorded countless unexpected sights and incidents. In Niger a colourful, noisy crowd was entertained by two fat, prowling wrestlers. In Mauritania they watched dolphins drive a shoal of fish into the outspread nets of the waiting fishermen. Later they were blown up by a landmine, much to the annoyance of the local military. In almost every country, one or other of them was arrested. Every writer who has visited the Sahara has been stirred by the strange, timeless aura of a place where people live now as they have done for centuries.



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