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By Horatio Clare

ISBN-10: 1409076245

ISBN-13: 9781409076247

From the slums of Cape city to the palaces of Algiers, via Pygmy villages the place pineapples develop wild, to the Gulf of Guinea the place the ocean blazes with oil flares, throughout continents and fourteen nations - this epic trip is not anything to swallows, they do it two times a yr. yet for Horatio Clare, author and birdwatcher, it's the excursion of a life-time.

Along the best way he discovers outdated empires and glossy tribes, a witch-doctor's recipe for stewed swallow, explains find out how to shuttle with no cash or a passport, and describes a terrifying incident concerning 3 Spanish squaddies and a tiny orange puppy. by way of trains, motorbikes, canoes, one camel and 3 ships, Clare follows the swallows from reed beds in South Africa, the place hundreds of thousands roost in February, to a barn in Wales, the place a couple nest in might.

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