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Jeffrey Tayler - Facing the Congo - 9780349114507 - KSS0001565
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Facing the Congo

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Description for Facing the Congo Paperback. Outstanding travel narrative about a journey up the Congo river: superbly evocative writing in the tradition of Paul Theroux and Bruce Chatwin Num Pages: 352 pages, Integrated: 12, b/w int. BIC Classification: 1HFJC; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 127 x 24. Weight in Grams: 246. Good clean copy with minor shelf wear

At thirty-three one's direction in life should be clear, and mine was not.' In search of some direction, or at least a new challenge, Jeffrey Tayler gave up his day job of opening rejection letters from publishers and went exploring. Having always been fascinated by Africa and the great age of Victorian exploration he went to Kinshasa in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) and found a boat to take him up-river to Kisangani, deep in the heart of the jungle. Not content with that, he then bought a pirogue (a kind of canoe), hired a guide and set ... Read more

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Little, Brown Book Group
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London, United Kingdom
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About Jeffrey Tayler
Jeffrey Tayler is a writer and traveller, and the author of one previous book.

Reviews for Facing the Congo
The exquisite sheen and might of the Congo itself flow through the pages of Jeffrey Tayler's account. His triumph is his ability to carry us deep into the very heart of Africa, negotiating like an old river-hand the eddies and curves of the dark enigma which is the Congo. There's a rare truth here, the grip, grind and mystery of ... Read more

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