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Two Roads to Africa ‘ By H. E. Symons ; Travel Book Club, London, 1939, hard cover, original cloth, blue lettering to spine, top edge blue, a nice tidy copy (pencil inscription on a folding map) with untidy dust wrapper tipped in , 320pp with a folding map and many illustrations.

A terrifying midnight plunge through the side of a bridge into a tropical river far below ; a desperate swim for life in the black, crocodile-infested waters ; a rescue by friendly natives and a long trek through the jungle. These were the high spots of Humfrey Symons’ epic motor journey from London to Capetown. The car looked a wreck when two hundred blacks dragged it from the muddy bottom of the rive Gada, but somehow it was put in working order and the author and Bertie Browning, his chosen companion, went on another five thousand miles to win the coveted record of Britain……

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