In Search of Paradise
By (author) Robert Twigger
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Lost Oasis by Robert Twigger
Book Description'Last night my son wanted to appease me because of some annoyance he had caused. "Show me your desert things," he said, "show me your crystals and stones." However tired and grumpy I might be, he knew how to revive me. I unwrapped everything from its newspaper roll. The chipped flint knives, the silica glass arrowheads, ancient porous pottery shards I'd found in the Gilf, fossils, the jawbone of a gazelle, palm nuts so desiccated they were like stone ...' Robert Twigger's latest journey is in search of paradise: a desert adventure in the footsteps of seasoned explorers such as Theodore Almasy (the Inspiration for THE ENGLISH PATIENT) who tried to locate the lost oasis of Zezura, reportedly home to hoards of treasure, flocks of birds and a lush, verdant valley. The Egyptian Sahara is one of the most arid and hostile environments on earth. But it is also a wonder of desolate beauty, where in the ultra-clear light of the desert you can see for miles. Armed with plenty of water and a homemade wooden trolley (his Lada being too heavy for the sand), Twigger embarks on a desert trip ilke no other ...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780753824054
(196mm x 128mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Twigger
White Mountain, Paperback (October 2016)
A sweeping biography of the Himalayas by the acclaimed author of RED NILE and ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS
Modern Explorers, Hardback (September 2013)
Exploration has never been more popular and any idea that there is nowhere left to explore is instantly disproved by the contemporary explorers who are showcased here. This title deals with this topic.
Real Men Eat Puffer Fish, Paperback (May 2008)» View all books by Robert Twigger
The Dangerous Book for Men, not boys
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Author Biography - Robert Twigger
Robert Twigger won the Somerset Maugham and William Hill Sports Book of the Year awards for ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS. BIG SNAKE was filmed for Channel 4.
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