A journey of 6000 miles across two continents and 14 countries is nothing to swallows: they do it twice a year. But for a writer and birdwatcher, this is the expedition of a lifetime. By trains, cars, buses, motorbikes, trucks, canoes, planes, one camel and three ships, Horatio Clare follows the journey of the migrating birds.
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Horatio Clare is the author of Running for the Hills (nominated for the Guardian First Book Award 2006 and shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award), Sicily through Writers' Eyes and Truant: Notes from the Slippery Slope. The journey for this book was partly financed by a Somerset Maugham Award. He has made radio features in Morocco, written about Ethiopia for the New Statesman, and been commissioned by CondeNast Traveller to write on Sicily and Namibia. He has worked as a producer for BBC Radio's 'Night Waves' and 'The Verb'.Review:
"Clare's extraordinary and mesmerising odyssey following the migration of the swallow from South Africa to South Wales" -- Annabel Goldie * Herald * "A gifted and lyrical travel writer" * Financial Times * "The author deploys some fine lyrical writing and a gift for inventive, unexpected metaphor ... Clare's other great asset is his brave, modern, multicultural and open-hearted approach to travel itself" -- Mark Cocker * Guardian * "Fizzingly entertaining. His own prose has something of their flight: daring, sharp-edged, fast-moving, graceful, full of surprises. This is a great adventure, thrillingly realised" -- Tom Fort * Literary Review * "Remarkably insightful and entertaining, with Clare proving himself to be the most enthusiastic, open-minded, intelligent and incorrigibly romantic of travellers" * Mail on Sunday *
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Book Description Chatto & Windus, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0701183128
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110701183128