Spinning The Globe, Rivers and People, by Noel Purdon


Spinning The Globe
Rivers and People
by Noel Purdon

This book is in good second hand condition.  Light wearing to the cover.

Published by Duffy & Snellgrove, 1998, 262 pages.


This book describes a number of river journeys, clustered around one extraordinary trip down the Congo.  There Noel Purdon comes down with malaria while watching bound prisoners pushed into the river by soldiers, eats monkey when stranded, and forms a strange relationship with the head of Zaire's secret police, who saves him from prison.

Elsewhere he travels down the Cam on a punt with Pasolini, visits Angkor Wat in the midst of an artillery battle, and dines with the governor of Timbuktu.  Always the writing is charged with a breadth of knowledge and a thirst for new experience.

ISBN 1875989358

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