Horizon Fever - Explorer A E Filby's own account of his extraordinary expedition through Africa, 1931 - 1935 by A E Filby

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Not only was A E Filby a famous British explorer, but he was also my Uncle Archie. He died before I was born, but his unpublished manuscript, 'Horizon Fever', and many scrapbooks survived. Proclaimed "the World's most travelled motorist", A E Filby undertook some breathtaking expeditions, including his 37,000 mile journey from London to Cape Town and back in a series of dilapidated motorcars. 'Horizon Fever' is an honest, colourful, often shocking account; a snapshot of bygone days and attitudes. It tells of missionaries, pygmies, big-game hunting, gold-mining, crossing the Sahara and swimming in the Nile with crocodiles. One of Archie's companions was a monkey called Congo. Another was a dog that adopted him, until it was killed and dragged up a tree by a leopard. Thanks to Archie's records and photographs, we have a unique glimpse of an astonishing feat of endurance, 80 years after it was completed. Victoria Twead
 

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Victoria Twead is a New York Times bestselling author. In 2004 she nagged poor, long-suffering Joe into leaving Britain and relocating to a tiny, remote mountain village in Andalucia, where they became reluctant chicken farmers and owned the most dangerous cockerel in Spain. Village life inspired Victoria's first book, Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools, which was quickly followed by more in the Old Fools series, all of which fast became bestsellers. Victoria and Joe continue to enjoy life keeping chickens, writing, sampling the local wine and living alongside their colourful neighbours.
 
Published July 16, 2012 by AntPress.org. 184 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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