A Single Swallow: Following an Epic Journey from South Africa to South Wales by Horatio Clare

A Single Swallow: Following an Epic Journey from South Africa to South Wales by Horatio Clare

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From the slums of Cape Town to the palaces of Algiers, 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. This work 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.
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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.

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SKU GOR001862416
Title A Single Swallow: Following an Epic Journey from South Africa to South Wales
Author By (author) Horatio Clare
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 009952631X
ISBN 13 9780099526315
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001862416
Title A Single Swallow: Following an Epic Journey from South Africa to South Wales
Author By (author) Horatio Clare
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 009952631X
ISBN 13 9780099526315
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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