A Single Swallow: An Epic Journey from South Africa to South Wales

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 336 in Publisher: Chatto A journey of 6.000 miles across two continents and fourteen countries is nothing to swallows: they do it twice a year But for a writer and birdwatcher this is the expedition of a lifetime. By trains. cars. buses. motorbikes. trucks. canoes. planes. one camel and three ships. Horatio Clare followed migrating swallows (Hirundo rustica) from reed beds outside Bloemfontein. where millions roost in Feuary. to a barn in Wales . where a pair nest in May. From the slums of Cape Town to the palaces of Algiers. through Pygmy villages where pineapples grow wild. to the Gulf of Guinea where the sea blazes with oil flares. A Single Swallow is a journey through the modern world to the tune of an ancient rhythm.It is a story of old empires and modern tribes. of the horrors of power and the wonders of kindness. It includes a witch-do...

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`Clare has produced an enthusiastic, often elegiac, chronicle of his encounters with the swallows'

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A magical, thrilling journey and a hugely seductive book which combines the best travel and nature writing.

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