It was the obscure legend of the flying boat Corsair, rescued from the Belgian Congo in an epic salvage operation, that fired Graham Coster's quest for the lost world of the flying boat. Coster's journey begins in Southampton, from where Imperial Airways' "Empire" boats departed to fly up the Nile on their way to South Africa, and takes him to the flying boats' old haunts in Uganda, Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe, from Lake Naivasha to Victoria Falls. More than a travel book, this text is a piece history, and a journey to a vanished age when air travel was truly an adventure that could change your life.
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“A diligently researched and gracefully written book.” -- THE SUNDAY TIMES
“Part history, part travelogue, part essay, Corsairville is a hybrid like the flying boats it celebrates, and like them, it is triumphantly airborne.” -- EVENING STANDARD
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