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A Saharan Sketchbook: A Memoir of a Journey in an Africa of Yesterday

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Title:A Saharan Sketchbook: A Memoir of a Journey in an Africa of Yesterday
Price:GBP£8.00 (about USD$10.10)
Book ID:B009-TVL00033
Publisher:Wayfarer, Westleton, Suffolk, 2003
Edition:First Edition
Illustrator:Willes, Olivia
Binding:Brown Cloth
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:Near Fine
Wayfarer, 2003, Brown Cloth, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First Edition, Illustrated By: Willes, Olivia

gilt titles spine; dark blue e/p's; illustrated by b/w. photo's. & also by the author's drawings & colour paintings; jacket illusts. by the author; "While employed by the Cameroons Development Corporation (COC), the author, who finds herself drawn to hot, arid and sandy places, cherishes a seemingly impossible ambition to return to Europe via the Sahara when her contract ends. As the Fates would have it, a Dutch journalist materialises one day who has just traversed the Sahara in a southerly direction, alone, with a motor-cycle with sidecar. Travel of the kind envisaged was quite unusual at the time, something definitely unorthodox compared to the ways of the British colonials. The story proceeds stage by stage, involving the reader in the catastrophes, the moments of hilarity, the fatigue and despair, and the prevailing satisfaction for the author of achieving her aim against all the odds."; an almost perfect copy apart from a couple of minor blemishes to the bottom of the price-intact D/J. at the rear; 181 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrator: Willes, Olivia. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Art; Desert; Western Sahara; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0954363906. ISBN/EAN: 9780954363901. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: TVL00033.
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