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Description - At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig by John Gimlette

Paraguay - the name conjures up everything most exotic and extreme in South America. It's a place of hellish jungles, dictators, fraudsters and Nazis, utopian experiments, missionaries and lurid coups. It's not a place for the timid because there isn't even a guidebook. ut Paraguay, as revealed in this outstanding new book, is among the most beautiful and captivating countries in the world. The beguiling Paraguayans, despised and feared by their neighbours, are unfathomable. They adore Britain (hundreds volunteered to fight for Britain in the Falklands War), have a taste for soccer and, when the Vice-President is murdered, they call in Scotland Yard ohn Gimlette has written a brilliant evocation which captures Paraguay's originality, passion, quirkiness and contradictions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099416555
ISBN-10: 0099416557
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 24mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Gimlette

Although this is his first book, John Gimlette is already well established as a travel journalist, having won the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize for an essay which has led to this book, and the Wanderlust Travel Writing Award. He writes regularly for the Telegraph. When not deep in the jungles of Paraguay he practises as a barrister in London. He is currently writing his second book, Theatre of Fish- Travels through Newfoundland and Labrador.

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