A Single Swallow: Following An Epic Journey From South Africa To South Wales

A Single Swallow: Following An Epic Journey From South Africa To South Wales

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 international locations - this epic trip is not anything to swallows, they do it two times a yr. yet for Horatio Clare, author and birdwatcher, it's the excursion of a life-time.

Along the way in which he discovers previous empires and smooth tribes, a witch-doctor's recipe for stewed swallow, explains find out how to commute with no funds or a passport, and describes a terrifying incident related to 3 Spanish squaddies and a tiny orange puppy. by means of trains, motorbikes, canoes, one camel and 3 ships, Clare follows the swallows from reed beds in South Africa, the place thousands roost in February, to a barn in Wales, the place a couple nest in might.

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