The Great Sahara Mousehunt

The Great Sahara Mousehunt

by Miggs Pomeroy, Catherine Collins
     
 

Why not cross the Sahara looking for mice? This is the unhibited record of a hilariously compatible group of people who did - swapping desert lore, fact and fiction, pushing each other out of sand swamps and over crested dunes, satting flies, fleas and sometimes each other, swimming in icy desert lagoons and eating epicurean meals well homogenized with sand - from…  See more details below

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Why not cross the Sahara looking for mice? This is the unhibited record of a hilariously compatible group of people who did - swapping desert lore, fact and fiction, pushing each other out of sand swamps and over crested dunes, satting flies, fleas and sometimes each other, swimming in icy desert lagoons and eating epicurean meals well homogenized with sand - from Benghazi in Libya to one of the most inaccesible mountain ranges in the world, the Tibesti.
The Great Sahara Mousehunt is the tale of a trip taken by fourteen Angles and Americans. Seven civilians, an officer of the Royal Scots, and six British soldiers ecstatic at escaping from "hup one two."

Editorial Reviews

Elizabeth Bowen
"This is the most stylish adventure story I've read in years. Truth stands out, unmistakably, from its every page - and truth has, once again, beaten fiction...This trail they took had been whitened by many bones; and one senses, behind the gaiety of the car flotilla, the vast awesomness, perils and mysteries of the desert."
Rosita Forbes
"It is a delightful book, from the dedication - oh, what fun - to the last paragraph about the 'Dune children.' It is obviously written by delicious people. How I wish they had been with me on my lone journey to Kufra, then secret and sacred, forty years ago!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013911048
Publisher:
Julia Pomeroy
Publication date:
03/05/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Catherine Collins was a writer who progressed from literary contest entries at the age of ten, which were distinguished only by their spelling, to novels which she said were distinguished by their infrequency and the kindness of book club judges.
Miggs Pomeroy made her debut with this book, and went on the write the novel, The Rays of July.

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