Brazilian Adventure (Travel Library)

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9780140095265: Brazilian Adventure (Travel Library)

In 1925 Colonel P. H. Fawcett embarked on a journey into a dangerous and largely unexplored region of Brazil in search of a Lost World and was never seen again. Fleming's interest in Fawcett's disappearance leads to him answering an advertisement to join an expedition to explore the rivers of Brazil with the aim of ascertaining Fawcett's fate.

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'One of the Top 20 Best Travel Books of the Past Century' --The Times

'An observer of great wisdom and learning...' --Simon Winchester

'One reads him for literary delight and for the pleasure of meeting an Elizabethan spirit allied to a modern mind... but he is also an observer of penetrating intellect.' --Vita Sackville-West, Spectator

In his foreword Giles Foden suggests that Fleming belonged in a John Buchan novel, but there is also a touch of Bertie Wooster in his insouciant haplessness, delicious turns of phrase and sly wisdom. --Jake Kerridge, Sunday Telegraph

'One reads him for literary delight and for the pleasure of meeting an Elizabethan spirit allied to a modern mind... but he is also an observer of penetrating intellect.' --Vita Sackville-West, Spectator

About the Author:

Peter Fleming, OBE, (1907-1971) was a journalist and writer and one of the great travel writers of the twentieth century. He began his career as a special correspondent with The Times and later wrote for The Spectator. He served with the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War and from 1942 was in charge of military deception operations in Southeast Asia. He is the author of several classic books, which include Brazilian Adventure, To Peking (The Peter Fleming Collection, Tauris Parke Paperbacks), One's Company and News from Tartary. Later he wrote accounts of historical events in lands through which he had travelled, namely The Siege at Peking, Bayonets to Lhasa and The Fate of Admiral Kolchak. In his memory, The Royal Geographical Society established The Peter Fleming Award for projects that seek to advance geographical science.

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