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Whatever you do, don't run : true tales of a Botswana safari guide

Author: Peter Allison
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : New and expanded editionView all editions and formats
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A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: only food runs! With a new introduction and new material from the author In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide's-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world's fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Autobiographies
Anecdotes
Biography
Named Person: Peter Allison
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Allison
ISBN: 9780762796472 0762796472
OCLC Number: 857803711
Notes: Previous edition: 2008.
Description: xiii, 258 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : color illustrations, 1 map ; 21 cm
Contents: Whatever You Do, Don't Run --
The Lesson --
How I Got My Name --
The Great Mouse Plague --
Deliverance --
Buffalo School --
Learning to Walk Again --
Princesses and Jacks --
Pets --
The Drowning --
The Chase --
The World's Worst Bathroom --
Scars --
Khama: A Love Story --
Bean Goes Back to Nature --
Mona Lisa --
Bird Nerds --
The Fool and the Snake --
Lost --
The Conversation --
A Guide Dies --
A Night in the Madgkadigkadi --
Ya-ya and Tsetse --
A Friend in Hand --
Bad Actors --
Bale and the Snake --
Encounters with Salvador --
Big Mistake --
A Line in the Sand --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Peter Allison.

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