A Single Swallow: Following An Epic Journey From South by Horatio Clare

By Horatio Clare

From the slums of Cape city to the palaces of Algiers, via Pygmy villages the place pineapples develop wild, to the Gulf of Guinea the place the ocean blazes with oil flares, throughout continents and fourteen nations - this epic trip is not anything to swallows, they do it two times a 12 months. yet for Horatio Clare, author and birdwatcher, it's the day trip of a life-time.

Along the way in which he discovers previous empires and glossy tribes, a witch-doctor's recipe for stewed swallow, explains the way to go back and forth with out cash or a passport, and describes a terrifying incident regarding 3 Spanish infantrymen and a tiny orange puppy. by way of trains, motorbikes, canoes, one camel and 3 ships, Clare follows the swallows from reed beds in South Africa, the place hundreds of thousands roost in February, to a barn in Wales, the place a couple nest in might.

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