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Truck fever : a journey through Africa

Author: Manchán Magan
Publisher: Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland ; London : Brandon, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A young man travels overland from London to Nairobi in a truck with a group of squabbling, treacherous cast-offs of Thatcher's Britain, including privately educated schoolgirls, a predatory market gardener, a former torturer from the British Army, a locksmith claiming to be a UFO-abductee, three conniving nurses and a prim (but shady) quantity surveyor." "It's a tale of an innocent young man far out of his depth,  Read more...
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Named Person: Manchán Magan; Manchán Magan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manchán Magan
ISBN: 9780863223891 0863223893
OCLC Number: 223855793
Description: 277 pages : map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Manchán Magan.

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"A young man travels overland from London to Nairobi in a truck with a group of squabbling, treacherous cast-offs of Thatcher's Britain, including privately educated schoolgirls, a predatory market gardener, a former torturer from the British Army, a locksmith claiming to be a UFO-abductee, three conniving nurses and a prim (but shady) quantity surveyor." "It's a tale of an innocent young man far out of his depth, desperately seeking compassion and hope amidst encounters with desert nomads, witchdoctors, drug runners, lion-men, soldiers, missionaries, pygmies and captives." "As usual with Manchan Magan's travelogues, Truck Fever is a non-stop rollercoaster of adventure, anecdote and fresh observations about the nature of Africa and what is means to a traveller passing through. Readers will be surprised, enticed and occasionally horrified by who and what we have the capacity to be."--BOOK JACKET.

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