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Sands of the Desert, North Africa
Author: Harry Hickling

ISBN: 9780980477313
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1 January 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 25.5
Sands of the Desert recounts the journey of two Australians, Harry and Cathy Hickling, in their 1938 MG SA as they travel from Tunisia, through Libya and to the Red Sea in Egypt. It is not only their journey that is told through this book. The rich and ancient history of North Africa unfolds before us as they visit the historical sites of these countries and as they experience the cultures of the people living there. Sands of the Desert takes us on a journey back into ancient North Africa, down the very streets that the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Egyptians once walked and to some of the events that have shaped North Africa into the modern era.

We are carried on this journey by a pre-war MG affectionately named Christie - a wonderful recreation of the rare Swiss bodied Keller MGs built by Reinbolt and Christé, after whom the car is named. Whilst Christie would seem better placed to be on show at a Pebble Beach Concours, she is also a rally proven MG having now competed in the 2007 Peking to Paris Rally and the 2009 Nile Trial. Sands of the Desert is as much a story about the achievement of this rally breed MG, as it is about th...

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