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Travels with the flea and other eccentric journeys

Author: Jim Perrin
Publisher: Glasgow : In Pinn, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
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Climber Jim Perrin turns to travel-writing and moves between Kazakhstan and Cuba, Hungary, the Himalaya and the high Arctic ... Whether travelling by canoe to visit tribes of former headhunters in the Borneo rainforest, riding a Harley Davidson round the Rockies, being propositioned in Portland, or walking through Wales with his little dog, The Flea, these are tales of human frailty and resilience, of perception,  Read more...
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Named Person: Jim Perrin; Jim Perrin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Perrin
ISBN: 1903238439 9781903238431
OCLC Number: 57484928
Description: xxi, 313 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: The familiar as strange, the strange as familiar --
Travels with a Harley --
Small worlds --
Cityscapes --
Arctic fractals --
Changing places --
Meetings with remarkable creatures --
Fellow travellers --
Eastings --
Travels with The Flea --
Postscript: 'An absence bounding at our side ... '
Responsibility: Jim Perrin.

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Jim Perrin is one of Britain's foremost travel and mountain writers. He has won the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature twice. He ecently moved to Ariege in France where he continues to  Read more...

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'Jim Perrin is an alchemist. He takes the base metal of his own experience and, in retorts fuelled by the power of his observation and skill with language, transmutes it into prose that coruscates Read more...

 
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