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Traversa

Traversa
Fran Sandham
Price: £
9.99
  • eBook
Published: 
4 Oct 2007
ISBN: 
9780715645536
Pages: 
288
Genre: 
  • Travel
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Inspired by the great explorers, Fran Sandham left the daily grind of London to undertake an extraordinary adventure. Traversa is the funny and engaging story of his epic 3,000-mile solo walk across an entire continent, from Namibia's Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean near Zanzibar ...

Visit the Traversa website.

Reviews

'High above the vast pile of African-adventure travelogues' New York Times

'An African odyssey ... a classic tale of self-discovery' Irish Examiner
 
'Sandham proves to be genial company, approaching the trials of the open road with self-deprecating humour ... Above all, it is his enthusiasm for adventure and the variety of human life that makes Traversa so memorable' New Statesman 
 

Fran Sandham

About Fran Sandham

Fran Sandham was an editor at Rough Guides for several years, and worked as a bookseller and in the voluntary sector before that. He has travelled in over forty countries. He lives in Brighton and London.

Traversa

Traversa
Fran Sandham
Price: £
9.99
  • Paperback
Published: 
3 Jul 2008
ISBN: 
9780715637678
Pages: 
288
Genre: 
  • Travel
Available from:

Inspired by the great explorers, Fran Sandham left the daily grind of London to undertake an extraordinary adventure. Traversa is the funny and engaging story of his epic 3,000-mile solo walk across an entire continent, from Namibia's Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean near Zanzibar ...

Visit the Traversa website.

Reviews

'High above the vast pile of African-adventure travelogues' New York Times



'An African odyssey ... a classic tale of self-discovery' Irish Examiner

 

'Sandham proves to be genial company, approaching the trials of the open road with self-deprecating humour ... Above all, it is his enthusiasm for adventure and the variety of human life that makes Traversa so memorable' New Statesman 

Fran Sandham

About Fran Sandham

Fran Sandham was an editor at Rough Guides for several years, and worked as a bookseller and in the voluntary sector before that. He has travelled in over forty countries. He lives in Brighton and London.

Traversa

Traversa
Fran Sandham
Price: £
16.99
  • Hardback
Published: 
4 Oct 2007
ISBN: 
9780715637029
Pages: 
288
Genre: 
  • Travel
Available from:

One man’s incredible 3,000-mile journey across the heart of the African continent.

Traversa is a fascinating account of the hardships and hilarity Fran Sandham experienced during his epic solo journey on foot across Africa, from the Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean through Namibia, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania.

Inspired by the legendary crossings of the great explorers, Sandham left the daily grind of London to undertake an extraordinary adventure. Traversa describes his brushes with danger in the form of lions and snakes, land mines and bandits, his 2-month battle with a syphilitic donkey, malaria and the everyday troubles that arise when walking across Africa. Underpinned with stories of the great explorers themselves – Livingstone, Stanley and Galton among others – Traversa is the written proof of Sandham’s grit, determination and sheer obsession with the continent of Africa.

Visit the Traversa website.

Reviews

'High above the vast pile of African-adventure travelogues' New York Times



'An African odyssey ... a classic tale of self-discovery' Irish Examiner

 

'Sandham proves to be genial company, approaching the trials of the open road with self-deprecating humour ... Above all, it is his enthusiasm for adventure and the variety of human life that makes Traversa so memorable' New Statesman 

Fran Sandham

About Fran Sandham

Fran Sandham was an editor at Rough Guides for several years, and worked as a bookseller and in the voluntary sector before that. He has travelled in over forty countries. He lives in Brighton and London.