Lemurs of the Lost World
“the finest travel book thus far written about Madagascar”
Dervla Murphy in the Times Literary Supplement, London
A Glimpse of Eternal Snows
This book tells the story of Simon, a water engineer, his wife Jane, a GP, their children and their years in Nepal. Both working with Nepalis, their love of the country, its culture and people shine though. There are vivid descriptions of local life, mountain treks, wildlife, flowers, the baking heat and dramatic monsoons. But more than this, it is a book about their family. Their eldest son, Alexander, is three when they arrive. He adapts to his new life easily and happily. His younger brother, David, is disabled. The Nepalis understanding and acceptance of his multiple challenges is heartwarming - and there is a thread of joy in David's life that runs through the book and is genuinely moving. Narrated by Jane, it is well written and carefully observed, I loved this book and highly recommend it.
50 Camels and She's Yours
A refreshingly honest collection of travel vignettes. Chapters shift easily from 'evacuating' into yoghurt pots to touching local encounters, all made possible by the relentless curiosity of five remarkable people.