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This is an auction for A SINGLE SWALLOW: FOLLOWING AN EPIC JOURNEY FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO SOUTH WALES, by Horatio Clare.

Amazon.com reviews:

“From the slums of Cape Town to the palaces of Algiers, through Pygmy villages where pineapples grow wild, to the Gulf of Guinea where the sea blazes with oil flares, across two continents and fourteen countries - this epic journey is nothing to swallows, they do it twice a year. But for Horatio Clare, writer and birdwatcher, it is the expedition of a lifetime. Along the way he discovers old empires and modern tribes, a witch-doctor's recipe for stewed swallow, explains how to travel without money or a passport, and describes a terrifying incident involving three Spanish soldiers and a tiny orange dog. By trains, motorbikes, canoes, one camel and three ships, Clare follows the swallows from reed beds in South Africa, where millions roost in February, to a barn in Wales, where a pair nest in May."

"FIVE STARS!!! This book is quite extraordinary. The author decides to follow the route of the swallow migrating from South Africa to Wales. To do this, he has to pass through a lot of African countries, many of which are in various states of disarray. The getting of visas and the getting in and out of various places, the diverse forms of transport - all these things are a nightmare. Along the way he meets interesting and wonderful people, and he writes with a heart that is open to learning and with an adventurer's mind.”

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format paperback 2009.

327 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.

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