The Daftest Journey: Three months driving right up Africa, with a baby.

The Daftest Journey: Three months driving right up Africa, with a baby.

by Daphne




Colour pics on a website complement 112 lively B&W text illustrations. At the age of 6 weeks and 12 hours, Bruce sets out, in a fish basket, to traverse the entire continent of Africa. To assist him in this arduous 1971 undertaking he takes with him two slaves: Bob, his father, a Scottish Chartered Accountant, and his mother, Daphne, a university lecturer. The motive power for the fish basket is a short-wheel-based Land Rover, called Pythagoras. Humorous/ exciting/ dangerous events come vividly to life as the true story of The Daftest Journey unfolds. The little family races death and penury, but battles on from Malawi via Mallorca to Scotland. Conditions are unbelievable, and roads more 'imaginary' than negotiable. They plan to take a boat from Britain to Cape Town, and from there to drive north, back to their home in Malawi. Do they finally make it to their patiently waiting dog? A series of incredible adventures!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781533117243
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/22/2016
Series: Driving across Africa in 1971. , #2
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Daphne and her husband, plus their just-born son, travelled across Africa in the days when roads were 'imaginary' and conditions unbelievable. Her accounts of humorous/ exciting/ dangerous events come vividly to life as The Daftest Journey unfolds.
Daphne is well qualified to write about the Dark Continent. Her knowledge of and love for its fauna, flora, history and landscape is evident in her writing.
She was brought up in various parts of Africa and the Middle East where she and her family travelled widely, often camping in primitive locations.
After secondary education and university in England Daphne returned to Africa to become a teacher and university lecturer. Later she worked in Mallorca and still lives there.

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